Tuesday’s Truth is a free weekly devotional shared by Rev. Gary Mimbs
The Unseen Power – #2
Last week I talked about how with it being tornado season we see either in person or pictures of huge trees weighing hundreds of pounds that are uprooted and tossed about like twigs. We see the results of the power of God. Sometimes these trees that centuries old have root systems that are larger than a house and all of a sudden the power of the wind just tears them out of the ground and tosses them aside.
When we see tress like this that are growing we don’t really think about the root system. We see the beauty and majesty of these huge trees. We may marvel as the leaves change colors or enjoy what they produce in the form of nuts or fruit. But most of the time we never stop and think about the roots because they are unseen. Yet the roots are the most important part of the tree. The roots give the tree life itself. From the roots the tree receives moisture, nutrients, and minerals that keep it alive and help it grow yet it spends all of its life unseen.
In our relationship with God our life is like a tree. People only see the outside or visible part of your life. They don’t see the “roots’ – the inner life with God because that part is in your heart and mind. They may see the results of your “rooted” relationship with God or the lack there of but they don’t actually see that relationship. It is through these roots in God that you receive your spiritual life and nourishment. We get that through faith in Him, prayer, devotion to Him, and fellowship with Him.
If our roots are strong then we have a strong relationship with Him. The Bible tells us in Psalms 1:1-3 “Oh, the joys of those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or stand around with sinners, or join in with mockers. 2 But they delight in the law of the LORD, meditating on it day and night. 3 They are like trees planted along the riverbank, bearing fruit each season. Their leaves never wither, and they prosper in all they do.” This word “planted” can be translated as rooted. The stronger the roots the stronger the relationship. One person said it best when they said. “If you want to become great in God you must become deeply rooted in God”
The Bible tells us how God expects us to become deeply rooted. In Colossians 2:6-7 we find these words, “And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to follow him. 7 Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.” When we do this our spiritual root system in our heart will be strong even though it is unseen. When the storms of life come along you won’t be easily uprooted the strong power of God holding you in place.
In love with Jesus – Gary Mimbs