The picture shows the river ribble through some trees, at the side is the roots of a massive oak tree.
6 As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, 7 rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving.
I learnt today that the roots of a tree go far down, by trying to remove the roots of an old dead tree. Even though the tree is dead it still is standing strong because of these roots which go out in every direction to a huge distance. Trees will naturally require water to drink and you tend to find that if many houses are putting more and more paving down, then there tends to be more flooding because there are no trees taking away this water. Water did pound down today but we all carried on clearing the way for a small hut which we intend to make from all the branches we have and some other recycled materials.
How far do your roots in Jesus go? If challenged on your faith do you back away and not engage people or do you naturally try to explain your faith?
I believe prayer, as I have said many times, is extremely important and is the most important thing we do to build up our defences and to attack the enemy. The prince of this world knows that if we pray to God then He is defeated. We are in essence sending out our roots and drinking from the water of life, the Holy Spirit.
I pray that we may go out and not be afraid of talking about our faith and putting it into action. Lord we have your Son Jesus as our roots and these roots are so strong that there is nothing that can uproot us once we commit ourselves to you. I pray that we shall always thank you for every blessing and every challenge.