Being Rooted in Christ By TaJuanda Michelle
As believers we must understand the roots that we have in Christ once we are adopted into God’s family. The roots in our lives determine the fruit we bare in Christ. We need sound doctrine as a part of our foundation. When Christ is glorified in us, it is a wonder to see another come to salvation. When we abide in God’s Word it affects our spiritual growth, and the fruit we produce. The verse explains, “If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.”(John 15:7-8, KJV)
We are called to grow from the knowledge of Jesus Christ, not our own temporal knowledge. We are promised eternal life, but how can we learn from Christ? How can we be rooted and grounded in Christ? This is where the Holy Spirit guides us and reveals Christ Jesus to us. It sets us free as we submit to God’s Word. The Holy Spirit helps us renew our thinking by speaking truth to our hearts. The Spirit teaches us the way we should live, and helps us humbly submit to God by faith. The only way to bear fruit as a believer is by believing in who Jesus is, living out The Word and being in the fullness of Him by grace through faith.
I recently attended a women’s seminar where the speakers were teaching on what it meant to be rooted in Christ. One speaker said, “Our roots are the doctrines and foundations we learn. It’s having a relationship with God and with our Bible.” This really moved me, because anything we take in and learn can have a direct impact on how we approach things in life. It impacts the way we manifest as we live in Christ and the fruit that comes from His faithfulness to our lives. It has a direct effect on who we understand God will be in our lives. It has a direct impact on our desire to minister the gospel to others. The fruit we bare in Christ is for the Kingdom of God so we must be careful with our actions. It is so exciting when our life can help impact another. It is something to rejoice about. Even the angels rejoice! Luke 15:7 says, “I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.” Since we are rooted in Christ we are rejoicing with Him. We are mindful of what the eternal rewards are and the challenges along the way, but it is God’s Holy Spirit which pulls us forward. It’s not the problems we had when we were not saved because it’s now seeing the Holy Spirit manifest itself for the Kingdom of God. Keep the faith everyone!
Copyright 2015 TaJuanda Michelle and Crystal Schmalz Ministries