“I pray that, according to the riches of his glory, he may grant that you may be strengthened in your inner being with power through his Spirit, and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith, as you are being rooted and grounded in love.” (Ephesians 3: 16-17)
We can never see the roots beneath the surface of a plant. Before the plant begins to reach upward toward the sun and bloom for us with all of its perfection it moves downward into the soil giving the plant a strong and vital foundation for what is yet to come. Finally, when all is ready, the plant begins to break through and becomes known to us. Its beauty is coming, but before it can do so it must create its foundation of support, strength and grounding.
Okay, by now you know where I am going with this. Beneath the surface of our physical life experience there is much growing, thriving and becoming. Our prayers of faith and belief in God’s presence and power have ignited that action and caused a mighty shift to happen. That shift and activity may be unseen by us, but we can know it’s beginning to happen because we know the power of prayer and belief. We can continue to affirm this wonderful action by thanking God that something wonderful is already happening. Soon we will see it in all of its magnificent glory and manifestation. Even when our answer may only seem like a tiny sprout on the surface of our experience, we have the assurance that beneath that surface the roots of its support are growing more deeply, and that they are planted in the firm wonderful soil of our faith to support and sustain us. As we continue to lift this affirmative prayer not only do we begin to recognize that sprout as it grows, but we soon see that sprout become a mighty bloom.
Nurture the seed through your daily prayer and meditation. Affirm that even though you may not see what is happening on this unseen side of life, that what you know, what you believe, and what you trust, is that Spirit/God is creating wondrous manifestations of your faith. Water these seeds with a belief in the possibilities of a God, much greater than all that you are, to bless you abundantly. Let your positive faith be watchful, for the bloom will break forth at just the right time and you want to recognize its beauty when it appears.
So, let us pray and affirm: “Thank you God for roots that go deep to support the answers I seek. And so it is. Amen.”
Affirmation: “My faith in a powerful God supports my life at every moment.”
Rev. Jefferson Beeker
We live our lives one thought at a time. Let each of those thoughts really count for something wonderful.
Be prepared to change your thinking and change your life.
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