Rooted and Established in Christ

by Mary Beth on April 19, 2013

Are the roots of our beliefs more than surface deep?

What we worship, trust and believe in, reveal our root structure.

If our roots are deeply rooted into the truth;

in the reality of life in Christ, we’ll bear kingdom fruit.

If we put our beliefs in what is false,

our roots will remain above the ground and seen by all.

Celebrating our Suffering Servant and King, Jesus Christ,

through His death, burial and resurrection,

thankfully the Messiah does not fail to save His people.

He saves from first to last.  Romans 8: 29,30

It is only through Jesus Christ that we have the reality of life and truth,

for He is the wisdom of God offered to all,

freeing us from shallow roots that enslave us to darkness and offering true hope!

through forgiveness of our sins.

“For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form,

and you have been given Christ,

who is the head over every power and authority!”

~Colossians 2:9,10.


“May you be encouraged in heart, united in love, and have

the full riches of complete understanding,

in order that you may know the mystery of God,

in Christ where all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge dwell.” ~ Colossians 2


Have you responded to the Lord Jesus Christ and the work He did on the cross for you? 

Respond in faith to Jesus,

which will turn the roots of your faith and heart towards Him,

to dwell deeply into the mercy and grace of God.


The poem below, draws us to hear the voice, that calls us to repentance.

To enter the door of Christ and His work on the cross, that will cleanse our hearts;

to “wash off our feet” but many would rather be busy talking and choosing their own direction.

What will we do?  Will our faith dig deeper roots into Christ or remain shallow and unfruitful?


“I see a door, a multitude near by, in creed and quarrel, sure disciples all!

Gladly they would, they say, enter the hall, but cannot, the stone threshold is so high.

From unseen hand, full many a feeding crumb, slow dropping o’er the threshold high doth come:

They gather and eat, with much disputing hum.


Still and anon, a loud clear voice doth call~

“Make your feet clean, and enter so the hall.”

They hear, they stoop, they gather each a crumb.

Oh, the deaf people!  Would they were also dumb!

Hear how they talk, and lack of Christ deplore,

stamping with muddy feet about the door,

And will not wipe them clean to walk upon his floor!


But see, one comes; he listens to the voice; careful he wipes his weary dusty feet!

The voice hath spoken–to him is left no choice;

He hurries to obey~that only is meet.  Low sinks the threshold, level with the ground;

The man leaps in~to liberty he’s bound.  The rest go talking, walking, picking round.


If I, writing, rebuke my neighbor dull, and talk, and write, and enter not the door,

Than all the rest I wrong Christ tenfold more, making his gift of vision void and null.

Help me this day to be thy humble sheep, eating thy grass, and following, thou before;

From wolfish lies my life, O Shepherd, keep.”

~George MacDonald


“Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord.

He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream,

and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought,

for it does not cease to bear fruit.”  ~Jeremiah 17:12


“So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him,

strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thanksgiving.”  ~Colossians 2:6,7


“I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in you inner being,

so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith.  And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love,

may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ,

and to know this love that surpasses knowledge-that you may be filled to the measure of all fullness of God. 

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work in us,

to him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever!  Amen.” “

~Ephesians 3:16-21


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