Roots. What is the root?

Devotional 

We are all Roots… maybe we are a root in someone else’s life… are you? What do you think?

We are roots? My sister and I were playing around talking and I asked her a question, “what’s the root to that?”. I believe that with everything there is a root. There are things I know the Holy Spirit wants to reveal to us about the roots in our lives!

But He answered and said, “Every plant which My heavenly Father has not planted will be uprooted. Let them alone. They are blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind leads the blind, both will fall into a ditch.””

Matthew 15:13-14 NKJV

roots go deeply into his life as you are continually infused with strength, encouraged in every way. For you are established in the faith you have absorbed and enriched by your devotion to him!”

‭‭Colossians‬ ‭2:7‬ ‭TPT‬‬

It’s generational. Maybe you know things about your families past or even present but if we do not cancel things, they can and will linger in our walk with God. In this awesome search, love and passion with Jesus we need to be able to ask for that purity of the Holy Spirit from the the blood of Jesus to wash us clean to walk white as snow from these roots…

So with roots there are good roots and bad roots. Earlier I was speaking of the bad roots but the good root is the last verse I referred to (Joel 1:3). When we get that cleansing power from the Blood of Jesus you receive His roots.

By the Holy Spirit we receive the TRUE VINE OF JESUS! Is there anything better than this love? Is there anything better than this TRUE VINE? My sweet friend Fanny 💃❤️my 👯‍♀️ (in Mosquera, Colombia)  asked that question: “is there anything better than that love?

And the answer is.. no, there isn’t! I have been reading all these testimonies this  past week from my last growth challenge and the question was, “When did you fall in Love with Jesus and how have you changed?”. Every time I would read one it brought to floods of tears to my eyes 😭 because of the power of His love. He has not come to condemn you or to attack you, but in your true heart of repentance He becomes that perfect exchange for your old tattered roots to be made new in Him… in His everything.

Could We just go for that last step? Could we throw our nets out one more time? Could we say, “Yes, Jesus I hear you, I’m coming to you. I follow you not just because I have been convinced but because it’s in me to do so.. I follow my Master I’m a learner and you are my teacher! My roots are in you!”.

Well, during the roots challenge I have been allowing God to show me areas in my life that need to be exposed so that He can get rid of them.

“SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT”

Having a subdued enemy is like a family that adopted a lion cub. This pet was the favorite animal of the family’s child and they believed that they succeeded in domesticating it. The cub was growing quickly and everything seemed to go well. Until one day, he tasted a drop of blood that proved to be just enough for his savage nature to be awakened. This caused the lion to kill the child. Something similar happens with those who have roots of greed, lust, and other sins in their hearts and have not truly uprooted them from their lives.

Excerpt From: Cesar Castellanos. “Declarations of Power for 365 Days of the Year.” iBooks.

Even now as I’m sitting here I’m remembering all these situations in my life that there was a root there yet I was so afraid to share them. My weight was an obvious one for me and my piercings became exposed, but when I began these growth challenges it was more for me. More a way to just show these areas in my life God wanted me to be completely open to Him.

Now with these challenges it has shown me areas in my life I need to strengthen. So I have made conscious efforts to get a hold of what the word says to do about my life and to have total dependency on the Holy Spirit, but I need to be be challenged and changed because I know this is the only way things will be changed in my life.

Have you been able to make conscious efforts in showing what you can allow Jesus to do in you? Are we making everyday our ROOTS go deeper in Him! Make everyday count!!!!

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4 thoughts on “Roots. What is the root?

  1. “…but in your true heart of repentance He becomes that perfect exchange for your old tattered roots to be made new in Him… in His everything.
    Powerful testimony Alexis! I watched the video as well with you and Pastor Kuna. You are free because you looked to Jesus, and in your focus, He directed your steps. I know how it is to be stuck in a mindset and to continue to believe the lies of the enemy. It is a destructive cycle! BUT, JESUS!!! Praise God HE loves us so much HE doesn’t want us to be the same! He is the ONLY person who can uproot what needs to be uprooted, but we need to look to HIM, so He can reveal things to us. Thank you Jesus for the Blood of Identity!!
    Thank you Alexis for sharing your story! It encourages us all to keep our eyes on Jesus. I feel our 40 Day Growth Challenge was a kick off to our DAILY Growth Challenge! I love you Alexis! 💕

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