Over the Holiday a friend and I were chatting about the idea of Roots,
whether we are deeply rooted in God alone and more specifically how do we develop truly deep roots that will continue to hold firm and offer nourishment in times of trouble.
This idea of roots has stuck with me. I long to be deeply deeply rooted in Christ, to be so anchored by my roots that a hurricane could not move me.
This year God is calling me into a new intimacy with him which seems reflective of the push for these deeper roots.
“But blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him. He will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.”- Jeremiah 17:7-8
I found this beautiful verse yesterday...
'Rise up my darling, come away with me, my fair one look the winter is past and the rains are over and gone the flowers are springing up, the season of singing birds has begun'
Song of Songs 2:10-12
It's just so him - tenderly calling me away from the complicated life I've painstakingly built to a place of simple surrender. He knows I need it yet I still spend so much of my time fighting it, fighting intimacy with him. Why? Because its scary! And the truth is that if we really want that intimacy we'll have to leave things behind.
I can't stop listening to this song;
'I will waste my life, I'll be tested and tried
With no regrets inside of me to find I'm at Your feet
I will leave my father's house and I will leave my mother
I will leave all I have known and I will have no other
I am in love with You There is no cost
I am in love with You There is no loss
I am in love with You I want to take Your name
I am in love with You I want to cling to You Jesus
Just let me cling to You Jesus
I'll say goodbye to my father my mother
I'll turn my back on every other lover and
I'll press on yes I'll press on'.