YOU ARE GROWING STRONGER!
One of the convictions I grew up knowing about God is His faithfulness. I for one have seen His faithfulness in my life on numerous occasions and not just in my life but in the life of many people around me.
As I was meditating on the faithfulness of the Lord earlier this week, I thought to share with you an inspiring write-up by Johnny Ray Ryder Jnr that I came across. The write up is about the Oak Tree, it’s experience and it’s conclusion. Here goes:-
A mighty wind blew night and day. It stole the oak tree’s leaves away, then snapped it’s boughs and pulled it’s bark until the oak was tired and stark. But still the oak tree held it’s ground while other trees fell all around… The weary wind gave up and spoke, “How can you still be standing, Oak?” The oak tree said, “I know that you can break each branch of mine in two, carry every leaf away, shake my limbs, and make me sway. But I have roots stretched in the earth, growing stronger since my birth. You’ll never touch them, for you see, they are the deepest part of me. Until today, I wasn’t sure of just how much I could endure. But now I’ve found, with thanks to you, I’m stronger than I ever knew.”
Just like it did with the Oak Tree, challenges do occur in life, but if we have been taking our roots deeper in Christ, we will always stand strong despite the things that come our way. Growing stronger is essentially a function of the depth of our roots. God’s word says
‘Have your roots planted deep in Christ. Grow in Him. Get your strength from Him. Let Him make you strong in the faith as you have been taught. Your life should be full of thanks to Him.’ Colossians 2:7 (NLV)
Today, I will like to encourage you to get deeper in Christ and grow in Him. The more you do that, the stronger you get, with the ability to withstand every storm of life.
Great days are ahead and for that, I rejoice with you and pray the continued strength of the Lord to be released in your direction today as you choose to grow in Him.
God is on your side!