“Rooted and built up in Him, and established in faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving” (Colossians 2 v 7).
Good morning beloveth; it’s a new day. Are you rooted and grounded in Christ? When a seed falls on the ground, the birds of the air can come and pick it up. The seeds that fell by the wayside in the parable of the sower were lost to birds (Matthew 13 v 18-23). How you prepare your heart to receive the word of God will determine the type of soil it will fall on and the fate it will meet.
In every Church service the Word of God that has been empowered by the Holy Spirit to transform certain lives still falls on the way side and is lost to the birds of the air operating as distractions, discussions during the service, wandering thoughts, sorrow and heaviness; analysis of the grammatical errors in a message; sleeping and dozing, visiting the loo during the message etc.
Until you stop those birds, you cannot possess your possessions. Besides, there are some people who weep before God over a particular sin they are committing but before the following month they will be back to their vomit. If you are in such a situation, the power of God will break you free today in Jesus name. Every yoke of besetting sin in your life is destroyed (Hebrews 12 v 1). The Lord is releasing power to live a victorious Christian life in you. God wants you to be rooted and grounded in Him. Have your roots and tentacles established in His Word?
In Ruth 1 v 6-18, when Naomi said she was returning home, both Ruth and Orpah vowed to return with her. But after Naomi made them see the uncertainty that awaited them, Oprah went back to her idols, but Ruth insisted on going with her. She had obviously fallen in love with her God. She was ready to lose everything-her people, friends, known community, etc.., so that she could continue to fellowship with Naomi’s God. She was rooted and grounded in her love for Naomi’s God. She ended up becoming a great grand mother of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Beloved, I pray, it pays to be rooted in Christ. Are you? When after several years of trusting God for a particular blessing, e.g. a child, pressures comes from all sides to return to the idols you left several years ago, what do you do? If you go back to your idols, you will be history like Orpah. You will be lost. But if you hold on firmly to the Lord inspite of the pressure, by the time He performs your miracle, even those persecuting you will shout the loudest and become SAVED. You were born to win not to quit from the right path!
People hear different things during a sermon. Some hear the voice, some the words that can transform their lives for better and turn them to Christ, others the grammatical errors. Some hear the voice of a hungry stomach and others the voice of an after service appointment. What do you hear?