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Develop Strong Roots


(Colossians 2:7) “For you have been rooted in him and are being built up and strengthened in the faith, just as you were taught, while you continue to be thankful.”

(Ephesians 6:12-13) “For our struggle is not against human opponents, but against rulers, authorities, cosmic powers in the darkness around us, and evil spiritual forces in the heavenly realm. For this reason, take up the whole armor of God so that you may be able to take a stand whenever evil comes. And when you have done everything you could, you will be able to stand firm.”



It takes time, patience, struggle, and commitment to have strong roots. How strongly are you rooted in God’s Word? Does anyone’s lack of love towards you in the church make you stop going there? Does any scientific evidence against Christ make you doubt Him? Did the movie the DaVinci Code or any other theory out there make you wonder if the Bible has been manipulated?

If anything and everything affects your walk with Christ negatively and makes you doubt God’s love towards you, then you have no strong roots. You will never develop roots if you constantly go from church to church, pastor to pastor, job to job, or spouse to spouse because of some adversity. You will never bear fruits if you are continually plucked out by Satan wherever God plants you. By this constant changing of your surroundings, you will never develop a true identity and sense of belonging anywhere.

Even if you think you are spiritually strong, you are still on earth and need to be strong also in the natural, and that will always include people and interaction with the world.  Only by being close to God will we truly know if we are supposed to stay where we are or move on to the next season and location God has prepared for us, instead of taking decisions based on our emotions or lack of maturity in Christ. 

In nature, a tree has a whole web of an intricate root system that holds it firm during storms and allows it to get its nutrients from the soil. However, there is one Tap Root that goes straight down all the way to the underground rivers. This way, it does not completely depend on anyone watering them or the rain. But this takes time. When your hope is rooted in Jesus, you will never again feel hurt, or disappointed by how others behave.


Do you have such a Tap Root or are you still tossed around in the wind by others around you?




• Heavenly Father, You are He who awakens me morning by morning and awakens my ear to hear as the learned. He who makes me differ from another. You will guide me with Your counsel and afterward receive me to glory.  

• We are thankful for having been rooted in the Living Word. Thank You that our foundation is not weak, but strong in Jesus and that You continue to strengthen and build us up.
• Forgive us for giving up so easily whenever we face some trouble. Forgive us for going from one situation to another in order to avoid conflict and be uncomfortable.
• We ask You today to make our roots strong in Your truth and to help us to become a strong tree that will bear much fruit for Your glory.
• Father we put on now Your whole armor in order to stand firm in the time of adversity.
• And we declare that our hope in Jesus will never bring us to shame.

• We ask in Jesus’ Mighty Name. Amen

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