Good morning, Lord Jesus. You are One with the Father, One with the Holy Spirit; and I welcome You to be One within me, now and throughout the moments of my day.
"Blessed are those who trust in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. They shall be like a tree planted by water, sending out its roots by the stream. It shall not fear when heat comes, and its leaves shall stay green; in the year of drought it is not anxious, and it does not cease to bear fruit" (Jeremiah 17:7-8).
Prayer is the way we send out and connect our roots to the stream of Your living water of Your Holy Spirit. Through prayer Your living water rises up into the roots of my human spirit and we bear Your good fruit through our lives. Prayer keeps us connected with You, in deep, intimate relationship with You. It refreshes us and renews us. It's life to us. We pray or we dry up and die spiritually.
Even in the seasons of doubt and drought in my life, through prayer, You just cause my roots to grow that much deeper, so that I'm always connected with You through the communion of prayer. You keep my heart green and full of life, even when the heat of hurts and hardships comes.
And Jesus, You help me keep my roots grounded in Your Word, it is the good soil of Your promises that give me encouragement, inspiration, vision, guidance, and hope. By Your Spirit and Your Word, You keep me "rooted and grounded in love" so that I "may be strengthened in (my) inner being with power through (Your) Spirit, and that Christ may dwell in (my) heart through faith" (Ephesians 3:16-17). Like a tree planted by the water, I'm "filled with all the fullness of God" so that I can grow and flourish in the ways of life in You (Ephesians 3:19; Psalm 1:3). In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.
My family, You can be parched and dry, you can find yourself in a drought of anxiety, fear, addiction, and pain. You can be dry, while all the while there is a stream of refreshing living water all around you that can quench you and fill you till you overflow, and all it takes to enter the stream is to bend your knees in prayer and open your Bible. I pray you do both this morning so you flourish and bear God's good fruit through your life, rooted and grounded in His love through the intimate communion of prayer, to keep growing in His grace by His Spirit and His Word within you, in Jesus' name! Please pray the same for me. God bless you, my friends!
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