Thursday, May 9, 2019

Rooted in the Rock

Therefore , from now on, we regard no one according to the flesh.  Even though we have known Christ according the flesh, yet now we know Him thus no longer.  Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.-2 Corinthians 5:15-16 (NKJV)

One of the very best things you can do for yourself is to get yourself rooted in who you are in Christ and the love of God for you.


Well, one reason is the flesh-your own and others.

You are going to look at your own flesh and sometimes question.  And other people people are going to look at your flesh too.

There will be days where you look at your actions and think, “I might as well give up.I can’t do this.”  Jesus knew that and that is why He suffered in your place.  That’s why He did what He did.

But trust me. It will get better.  The more you grown in your understanding of Jesus, His love for you, and the grace of God that comes through Him, the more the outside will match the inside.

But it is not by anything you do to make yourself that way, but by hearing who you are in Him.

Other people will also try to remind you of your flesh.  Some people, okay a lot of people, only have knowledge of who you used to be, before Jesus.  And they will either remind you, or treat you as such.  And if you give your attention to that, it can lead you off and onto a path God never meant for you to be on.

Other Believers might also look at your flaws and forget to see Jesus and let that influence their judgments and how they react or respond to you.

There is a minister I have listened to for a very long time, and he once said, “Get yourself so rooted in the love of God that it doesn’t matter what the devil smacks you with, He can’t budge you.”

In Ephesians, Paul prayed that the church at Ephesus and all the family of Believers would be “rooted and ground in love.”  He also prayed that we would “be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height—to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.”-Ephesians3:17-19 (NKJV)

In the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus tells a story of two foundations, on one rock, and one on sand. (See Matthew 7)

When the storm came, the man who built his house on sand collapsed.  The man who built on the rock stayed strong and did not collapse.  It withstood the winds and waves.  As a saint or a Believer, you have been planted in that rock.

So, find out who you are in Him.  Make sure you know who you are, and what He said, so when the winds, waves, and storms from life and people come your way, you know you will not crumble.

God bless you as you continue to grow in the grace and knowledge of Him.

Much love to you today,

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