“Roots” was one of the most watched TV miniseries of all times in the states. One of the main reasons for this is that people want to know where they came from. There is a desperate need for the saints of God to Know their roots, for until they do the path of Grace will be in many ways an absolute mystery to them!
“I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith.”
“And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love,” Ephesians 3:16-17b
God Loved Adam! God Loved Eve! Just because they decided they wanted to be MORE than God had made them and therefore they sin entered the world – His Love Never changed!
Whatever is not of Faith is sin! The desire to want MORE or Be MORE than God made you is Not Resting in Him – Faith is Resting in The God of Love and All that Is as His gift to you!
While Adam brought sin (the desire for MORE) and briefly worshipped the god of MORE, Jesus Never bowed to the god of MORE and by His One Perfect sacrifice we are Holy as He Is Holy, Healed by His strips, set FREE from the chains and bondage of law and the penalty of sin!
In short IF we have Faith in His Amazing Love for us and the strength of it and the picture I just painted – Then we are serving The God of Love Who wants nothing from us but that Faith and By that Faith as we grow in it ALL the Peace, Hope, Joy and Fruits of the Spirit flow through us!
The law will Never produce the Fruits of the Spirit yet most Christians follow that root sadly thinking that by following that root they are “doing” what God wants when what He Desperately wants is for us to LOVE ONE ANOTHER!