Daily Devotions

“...and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith, as you are being rooted and grounded in love. I pray that you may have the power to comprehend, with all the saints, what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, so that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.” Ephesians 3:17-19—Debbie Schroeder-Saulnier

 

“...and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith, as you are being rooted and grounded in love. I pray that you may have the power to comprehend, with all the saints, what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, so that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.” Ephesians 3:17-19—Debbie Schroeder-Saulnier

I was watching the National Geographic Channel. Film clips of various astronauts were being shown as they dealt with the challenges of weightlessness. The clips included usual “fun” of spinning around, launching from one side of the space station through the doorways down halls to the other end, people bouncing off one another and trying to eat food. Fun! However, whenever they needed to get work accomplished special care was given to being “anchored,” “attached,” or “connected” in some way to something stable. It they are to be productive, they need to be “rooted” and “grounded” even while being weightless.

We all need to be “grounded” and “rooted” in order to faithfully love and function. We can’t be bouncing off everything. In the challenges of life, we need to find a “firm foundation.” Otherwise, we will be pushed around, without stability. As “Christ dwells in us” we are “rooted and grounded in love.” so says Saint Paul.

When we know “who we are,” “why we’re here,” and “what’s most important in life” we will be able to live through the most anxious and unstable times.

Who we are: God’s Beloved. 1 John 3:1

Why we’re here: To love God and our neighbor. Matthew 22:37-39

What’s most important:

That God will be seen and known in the world. Matthew 28:18-20, Acts 1:8

Is that enough to “root” and “ground” you?

Pastor Roy Christell

Connecting with God, Connecting with Others and Connecting with what God is doing in the World