Your faith is tested by your trials and challenges that you face in your life. How you react to your trials and challenges is a reflection of your spiritual maturity. So when you encounter a trial, a challenge, or a temptation, you may have a mental knowledge of God’s word, are you Christ-centered in your effort to overcome the situation or do you try to find a non-Christian solution to your problems?
After years of trying to do things my way, I learned that if I’m asking God for help, then it is to be God’s way, not mine. We tend to always want full control over situations we are enduring. If you say you believe, then you must completely surrender all to Him and know in your heart and mind that your prayers will be answered and completed on God’s time, not ours, and in God’s way, not ours.
Whether you are at church on Sundays or at home reading the word, do you find yourself straying away from communicating with God during the week? Every morning seven days a week, I make it a point to say a thank you to him for all he’s done and answered prayers, then I lay before him situations I am facing currently and ask for his help in the matter knowing fully well in due time they will be dealt with on his terms and not mine. Patience and faith are a huge importance when communicating.
How to be Rooted in God’s Word:
1. Meditate on God’s word DAILY. Psalm 1:2-3 says “…But his delight is in the law of the Lord, And in His law, he MEDITATES day and night. He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither; And whatever he does shall prosper”.
A tree planted by the river will obviously have its roots benefiting from an abundant supply of river water.
- Trust & Believe God ALWAYS. Do not believe only when there are no problems, but believe God’s word despite the circumstances. Jeremiah 17:7,8 says “Blessed is the man who TRUSTS in the Lord, And whose hope is the Lord. For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters, Which spreads out its roots by the river, And will not fear when heat comes; But its leaf will be green, And will not be anxious in the year of drought, Nor will cease from yielding fruit.”
Walk in the Holy Spirit and NOT the flesh. Galatians 5:16-18 “I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another so that you do not do the things that you wish.”
Therefore in order to be rooted firmly in God’s word you need to Mediate Daily and Believe God’s word all the time no matter what your circumstance. Also, allow the Holy Spirit to lead you and will give you strength to overcome. You will feel peace and love surrounding you when you believe.