ROOTED IN CHRIST

OPEN HEAVE S DAILY
DEVOTIONAL…
DATE : Tuesday 16 September 2014
THEME : ROOTED IN CHRIST
Memorise:
Those that be planted in the house
of the LORD shall flourish in the
courts of our God.
Psalm 92:13
Read: Psalm 92:12-15
12 The righteous shall flourish like
the palm tree: he shall grow like a
cedar in Lebanon.
13 Those that be planted in the
house of the LORD shall flourish in
the courts of our God.
14 They shall still bring forth fruit
in old age; they shall be fat and
flourishing;
15 To shew that the LORD is
upright: he is my rock, and there is
no unrighteousness in him.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR : JUDGES
1:1-3:6 and JOB 38:39-39:12
Message
The root is the most important
part of a tree. The very life of
every tree is in its roots. Also, the
strength of every house is in its
foundation. If something goes
wrong with the foundation, the
house will fall. The moment
something happens to the root of
any tree, it will show on the tree.
This is a profound truth. Most of
the time, it is the tree that we see
and not its roots. That which is
unseen is what supports what is
seen. The part of a man that keeps
him alive cannot be seen with the
physical eyes. We cannot see God.
However, if God leaves your life,
there will be nothing left of you.
The Bible in Romans 11:16 says,
“For if the firstfruit be holy, the
lump is also holy: and if the root
be holy, so are the branches.”
This clearly shows that if the one
who is your foundation is holy,
then you will turn out holy. If the
God you serve is a holy God, you
will discover that your tendency
will be towards holiness. When the
root is bitter, the tree is going to
be bitter. When somebody offends
you and you do not forgive, your
actions will show your bitterness;
your words also will show your
bitterness and it will be difficult for
you to live a life of peace and
holiness in accordance with
Hebrews 12:14-15.
How can you have the grace and
power of God? The secret is that
your root should be love. This is
enunciated in Ephesians 3:17-19:
“That Christ may dwell in your
hearts by faith; that ye, being
rooted and grounded in love, May
be able to comprehend with all
saints what is the breadth, and
length, and depth, and height; And
to know the love of Christ, which
passeth knowledge, that ye might
be filled with all the fulness of
God.”
When you embrace love, you will
see the attributes of God in every
area of your life. Many of us want
the power of God. We want to be
able to perform miracles. The
question that God is asking is: are
you willing to love? If you have
power without love, you will
destroy many people. If you have
the abilities of God without the
love of God, anybody who offends
you is a dead person. For the
power of Christ to manifest in you,
you need to be rooted in Christ.
Examine yourself and think of
everything in you that was planted
by the devil – bitterness, lack of
forgiveness, hatred, sickness,
disease, disappointments and fear.
Ask God to uproot them all. The
plan of God is that we being
rooted in Him will prosper
materially. He wants you to be in
good health and He also wants
your soul to prosper (3 John 2).
Action Point
Don’t seek for the power of God
until you have the love of God.

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