Remember the storm we had on Friday night a few weeks ago? In an instant, our power went out and some of the strongest wind I’ve ever heard blew past our house. Imagine my surprise the next morning when I went outside and saw my Bradford Pear blown down and resting in the middle of my driveway between our cars! How did a wind that only lasted for around 5 minutes manage to knock down a 15-foot tree? The reason is that the roots of our tree had died.

Without strong roots, a tree may grow tall, but it won’t survive the storms. The tree withers because it doesn’t have roots. 

In Ephesians 3:17-19, Paul writes, Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. 18 And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. 19 May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.

I’m sure you want to be “made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.” If so, you want to be a person with deep spiritual roots so that when the rough winds of life come and you experience problems in your life, the storm doesn’t blow you away, because you’ve got strong, deep roots. 

How do you grow spiritual roots in your life?

By spending time with God every day.

If you’re not spending time with God on a daily basis, you’ll dry up and fall down when the pressure is on. You won’t be able to handle it. It’s so important to hear from God’s Word during a daily time with God. You have to stop, sit and be quiet. Read the Bible and talk with God. Play some worship music. If you like to journal, write down your thoughts and what you’re learning. Do whatever it takes to keep your focus on God.

When you have those deep roots in the love of God, you’ll be grounded in the truth that God loves you with a Big Love!