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.
Last month I took a quiz to discover my word for the year of 2023, I have done this for the last three years and this year my word is ROOTED and I thought this would be a good month to talk about what it means to be rooted in love and in Christ word. In Ephesians 3:17-19 it says; 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through your faith. And may you, having been [deeply] rooted and [securely] grounded in love, 18 be fully capable of comprehending with all the saints (God’s people) the width and length and height and depth of His love [fully experiencing that amazing, endless love]; 19 and [that you may come] to know [practically, through personal experience] the love of Christ which far surpasses [mere] knowledge [without experience], that you may be filled up [throughout your being] to all the fullness of God [so that you may have the richest experience of God’s presence in your lives, completely filled and flooded with God Himself].The definition of rooted we are going to use is “deeply felt”, God desires our love for Him to be deeply rooted in faith and in word,
I am using the Amplified Bible for these verses. In this book Paul was conveying encouragement to the leaders and church of Ephesus while in jail in Rome, Paul had three fruitfull years of ministry, speaking bodly and doing miracles through the strength of God and had come to care deeply for the leaders and people there. Paul shared the deep love of God that he has for us all. These verse feel like a love letter to us, a very beautiful letter. I can’t help but feel a deeply rooted joy and love for God when reading these verses, Agape” is one of several Greek words for love. When the word “agape” is used in the Bible, it refers to a pure, willful, sacrificial love that intentionally desires another’s highest good. This is just one kind of love God the he desires for all of us.
Our love for God and His word should be deeply rooted in our minds,hearts and souls, may we show that love to others through words , thoughts and actions. may you be filled up [throughout your being] to all the fullness of God [so that you may have the richest experience of God’s presence in your lives, completely filled and flooded with God Himself].
Dear Lord, May we keep your word and love deeply rooted in our heats, my we experience the hights and depths of your love. As we trust you Lord to make a home in our heart, to grow deep down into your love and keep us strong.
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