Roots are important. They are the vehicle of life giving nutrients to trees and the mystery beneath the surface that keeps them alive. Roots are vital without them a tree would literally fall over. The deeper the roots go the higher a tree can grow.
I have a tree in my front yard. The roots are coming up and taking over. Not a good thing. We are renting right now and have informed the owner. Eventually the tree will probably have to be taken out the same way our neighbors did a few months ago. Have you watched a tree removal company work? They are amazing. They pulled up with their truck and shredder. Within an hour, they cut down the tree, the stump and shredded it all. It was kind of sad actually that something that took years to grow disappeared in an hour.
I digress – back to my point. Which is this: I want strong roots in my life. I don’t want them in my yard, but I want them in my heart.
On this Friday morning, I woke up praying for you.
I pray that you, my friend, have roots and wings.
“And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. (Ephesians 3:16-19 NIV)
I pray that your roots run deep and wide. That you are so strongly connected with God today that gnarly strong bands of love, loyalty, faithfulness and grace invade every area of your life like the roots in my front yard are invading every inch of it.
I pray that today you will have power to truly take hold of God’s all encompassing, crisis surpassing, past erasing, future embracing love. When you grasp this, even just a little bit of it, it will give you wings to rise above your circumstance and soar in your purpose.
Good parents give their children roots and wings. Roots to know where home is, wings to fly away and exercise what’s been taught them. — Jonas Salk
God is a good parent.
It is time to rise up and soar towards your purpose. Know whose you are and where the home fire’s burn. Know that you are loved with a love that is higher than the highest mountain summit, deeper the deepest cavern of the sea, wider than the expanse of east to west and with a reach long enough to rescue you from the darkest, dingiest place of shame that sin sucks you down to. Use that love to fly up and away. To explore and exercise what you have been taught. To pursue the passion that is placed in your heart as a gift and the purpose that has been placed in your spirit as a guide.
Yes, today, I pray that you will have roots and wings.
Happy flying Friday my friend!
I got four comments left on yesterday’s post and I felt the the “Queen of the World!“, lol. Yes, it is the little things that make my day. I love sending out these words to encourage you and am so encouraged by every word you send back to me. Thank you!