You’ll never get an apple from an apple tree if that tree doesn’t have DEEP roots in the ground to pull up the nutrients it needs to grow stronger. Our fruits are a testimony to our roots. Our hidden life will eventually be our outward life. What are our choices, friends, passions, etc saying about our inward roots? If we’re living for possessions, position, power, or just to please other people we’ve got weak roots.
We often like to say, “I have Christ in my heart,” but when we’re jostled, it’s not Christ that comes out, but instead anger, bitterness, jealously, etc... Whatever is down in the well is gonna come up in the bucket.
Colossians 3:15 tells us: “Let the peace of God rule in our hearts.” Let God’s spirit lead in your heart, and it will show outwardly through your lifestyle. We shouldn’t expect God to grow our life spiritually when we refuse to take in things of the Spirit! Galatians 5:16 says, “Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of flesh.
Flesh = The sin nature we’re all born with.
Spirit = God’s indwelling spirit in the believer, guiding and directing us towards good and right. Romans 8:1 reminds us, “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.”
If we’re not tuning out the world and tuning in to Jesus, the smallest storm will wreck us, but if we’re rooted in The Rock, we will never be moved... That’s kinda the short of what the preacher said this morning. Thought I’d share it with y’all.
Much love, friends