Imagine you are given a beautiful delicate young tree. It will need some careful nurturing so you choose the spot to plant it carefully. You have a wonderful fertile place where it can thrive in the sunshine and be well watered by the rain but there’s another young sturdy tree there so you move that and plant your new delicate tree in this wonderful spot of ground.
The rain falls gently on it, the wind blows softly through it and the sun shines down on it and it thrives. After you have allowed the tree to take root for a few weeks you look at it and decide that surely there’s room for the other tree here too. So you plant the original sturdy tree right next to the new beautiful tree.
As the weeks go by they both appear to be doing quite alright side by side. But under the ground the roots are slowly becoming tangled together.
The sturdier tree grows fast and begins to shade the beautiful delicate tree from the sun’s rays, shelters it from the refreshing rain and its roots sink deeper and deeper stealing all the goodness and moisture from the soil. The beautiful delicate tree begin to look sickly and wilt. There just isn’t room for them both to grow side by side!!
When we first come to know Jesus as our Lord and Saviour all we want in our hearts is Him. But over time how easy it is to let the world back in. Gradually, bit by bit, it becomes tangled with our Christian life. Our roots cannot go deep down into the fertile soil God has placed in our hearts and souls, we cannot be firmly rooted in Christ, gaining sustenance from Him because our roots are getting strangled by the roots of the world. The world begins to steal the nutrients from the soil of our hearts and block out the warming rays of the Son of God. Our souls no longer get the water they need to thrive and we begin to wilt in our Christian life. There just isn’t room for both friends!!
If you have allowed the world to take root and steal your joy will you ask the Heavenly Gardener to work in your heart, uproot everything that is stealing what you need to thrive and make room only for Him, so that you may become deeply rooted in Christ Alone.
It was the bible study that I did on Ephesians that has had me thinking so much lately about being rooted in Christ and what it means. I have put more details about the study below. ⬇️
quick facts about the study.
▪It's a FREE email based online Bible study.
▪It takes just 10-15 minutes per day to complete.
▪It follows a five days on, two days off format.
▪It covers the whole book of Ephesians.
▪It includes 4 free digital gifts from Sarah’s Creative Partners.
▪ It launches on October 16, 2017 sign up Here<<<<
e is also a shop containing hand crafted items created just for this study. Each item has a link that will take you to that artist shop including my Etsy shop where you’ll find my scriptures yarns created in collaboration with Sarah for her Bible study.