I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong.Ephesians 3:16-17
Rooted in Love
What is the purpose of a root? A root supports and holds a plant up. It delivers nutrients to the rest of the plant. The deeper the root is, the more it can support the plant. As a Christian, we need to plant roots in the love of God. These roots will support our growth in Him, hold us up, and support us when the world comes against us. When we are rooted in God and His love, we will have access to the unlimited resources that this verse talks about. He will empower us with inner strength, the type of strength that only comes from the Holy Spirit.
There is a promise that is rooted within this verse: Christ will make his home in your heart when you trust in Him. This is the promise God gives the believer at the moment of salvation. He plants Himself in the heart of the saved, gives him or her strength deep within them, and sustains them with His love. This promise never changes; it has stood the test of time.
A Prayer to Remember
Thank you for your promises and for sending Jesus to live in my heart. You are good and are the source of my life. Amen