Friday, November 2, 2012

Five MInute Friday...Rooted in Faith

 Five Minute Friday time again!! Today's word is ROOTS.

 
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“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 17:7-8


 
Three months ago, I discovered that I had deep roots in a community. When we moved I knew they were deep because is was painful to pull them up. Brian and I were at the same time also transitioning to becoming empty nesters and I realized just how rooted in being a mom I was. So in a sense that was another uprooting in my life. Uprooting can turn your world upside down!!
 
Now, we are in a new community and are I feel like a baby tree, my roots are forming, but they are not as deep...yet. It can be a painful process to lay down new roots. Especially when I remember the comfort of how deep my roots can go. It can be easy to get frustrated that I am not where I was before the move. I have to remind myself growth takes time.

Then, I read a verse like Jeremiah 17:7-8, I may be forming roots in a new community, but I have to remind myself I am rooted in something much deeper....the Lord. I am rooted in faith. As long as I remain in Him, I should have no fear of the storms in my life. Does that mean it won't hurt? No. It means that as I establish myself in this community, I have the Lord. He planted me here, so I need to trust in Him!!!

6 comments:

  1. Oh yes ... it's so hard to be a baby tree with fragile, gentle roots.

    May God use this transition time to draw you close to His heart. And may He bring you into a community that's vibrantly in love with Him!

    Linda

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  2. God is so good to bring us new community! visiting from five minute friday. http://www.ordinaryinspirations.blogspot.com

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  3. I love all the different ways you looked at roots and losing roots. What a good reminder that we're planted in eternal soil! Visiting from Five Minute Friday.

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  4. Oh, I relocated 3 years ago and relate greatly to what you wrote. I'm allowing HIM to root me in here. It's not always easy, but necessary, needed. Trusting HIM is the key!

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