CD: Being Rooted (2 Part Series)
It is the seed on good soil that dies and in time produces fruit. To be rooted and built up we have to die to all that is of ourselves and be alive to all that is of God—that His life in us might germinate and produce fruitfulness. Without roots to sustain, without roots to feed, without roots to hold onto us, little by little our joy and enthusiasm will turn to disappointment and disillusionment and even despair.
Not that we are the victim of the soils in which we land, but rather, each of the four is a picture of certain kinds of people that are being sown into the world. So it’s not that, you know Joe—that’s a shame he fell on rocky soil. And it’s a pity about Maria—she landed on hard paths. And Jessie—is among thorns. And Andreas—is on good soil so he is lucky and can produce fruit. But rather, each of these four pictures are what each of us are like as sons of the kingdom planted into the world.
In Acts 1:8, Jesus said “You will be My witnesses.” Not, “You will do witnessing,” but “you will be My witnesses.” It is something you are to be, that you ought to embody. He said in the Sermon on the Mount, “You are the salt of the earth.” This is something that you embody. You don’t simply distribute the salt; you are yourself the salt of the earth. He says “you are the light of the world.” Not just you carry it, but it’s what you are. In this inspiring two part mini-series, Charles Price exhorts us to ‘be rooted’ in Christ. None of us are any stronger than our roots.