Growing together in the Spirit of Jesus Christ...

"Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another - and all the more as you see the Day approaching." - Hebrews 10:25 NIV

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

July 16, 2008

exposed roots

As the ground seems to sink beneath your feet
exposing your earthly roots of support
make sure that your roots of faith grow deep
less you fall.

Job lost his earthly support... his earthly possessions
and his family were taken from him
but he did not curse God
even when the storms of accusation assalted him.
The roots of his faith in the Lord
grew deep.

"Then he fell to the ground in worship and said:
'Naked I came from my mother's womb,
and naked I will depart.
The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away;
may the name of the LORD be praised.'
In all this,
Job did not sin by charging God with wrongdoing."
- Job 1:20-22 NIV

"For this reason I kneel before the Father,
from whom his whole family
in heaven and on earth derives its name.
I pray that out of his glorious riches
he may strengthen you with power
through his Spirit in your inner being,
so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith.
And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love,
may have power, together with all the saints,
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 3:14-19 NIV

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