“I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you.” (Eph 3:17). God blesses us with stunning demonstrations in nature of His love and intention for creation. Through the work of gardening, flowers, vegetables, fruits, and trees are anchored in fertile soil, positioned to thrive because of the gardener’s intentional care. The Lord’s heart beats for us, His beloved children, in the same way. He wants us to thrive as He intentionally cares for us. Ephesians 3:17-19 gives a stunning view of how this happens.
17 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. 18 And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. 19 May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.
This significant growth cannot happen without God. He is calling believers to root and establish themselves in the deep love of Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit strengthens our inner being, which prepares our spiritual soil for Jesus to dwell richly in our hearts through faith.
- How grounded are you in His love today?
- If your roots are deep, how can you invite the Lord to help you go even deeper?
- If your roots are shallow, what do you need from the Lord to help you grow stronger?