Deep Rooted in Him


The palm tree’s depth of its roots exceeds its height as they go deep in search of water.  The palm tree could bend all the way to the ground during a storm.  As its roots dig deep into the soil, the tree straightens up again and comes back stronger.  It could withstand the most turbulent storms that comes its way.  In the same way, Jesus wants us to be spiritually strong, deeply rooted and grounded in Him and in His word.

The Lord says, I am seeking those who are strong, steadfast and immovable.  I am looking for those who are grounded in My word.  They are those who are deeply rooted because they have spent time with Me and therefore they recognize My voice and My leading.  They are convinced in what I show them because they know that My word will never return void.  They are those who are resilient to the winds of adversity just as the palm tree.  They have the tenacity and strength to bounce back no matter what comes against them.  They are able to grow in almost any soil where they are planted.  They are even able to survive the Monsoon storms and hurricanes because of their ability to endure under pressure.

I am calling you to be pliable as a Palm tree planted by rivers of water that bends during hurricane forces but does not break.  Just as the roots of a tree anchor the portion of the tree above ground, plant your life in alignment with My word.   Allow My word to bring stability to your life and every situation.  Just as the roots ensure an adequate food supply to continue their important functions, you must also abide in Me for your spiritual nourishment.  Just as the roots of the tree transport water, allow your roots to go deep in Me, searching My word daily.  As you do this, you will learn how to thrive in every environment.  Just as palm tree’s roots go deeper than its height, I am calling you to allow your roots to go deeper.  Take time to build this personal relationship with Me.  This will ensure a strong foundation and you will excel to new heights bearing fruit in every good work says the Lord.

Jeremiah 17: 7-8   “Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit.”

Psalm 92:12 -13   “The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree, he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon. Those who are planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God.”

Ephesians 6:10   “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.”

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