Each weekday on our FaceBook page you’ll find a prayer, reflection, or Bible verse centered around a weekly word. Each Friday we will share the recap of our FB posts here on our blog. Our hope is that we band together to devote our pregnancies, birth experiences and parenting to God our creator.
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Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. Ephesians 3:17
It’s our roots that anchor us. These roots are our core, our deeply held beliefs, what we cling to for balance when the storms of life come to knock us down. We all are rooted in something. It’s just that some roots are deeper and more sustaining than others.
What are your roots grounded in? What do you want to implant in your children?
“But blessed are those who trust in the Lord and have made the Lord their hope and confidence. They are like trees planted along a riverbank, with roots that reach deep into the water. Such trees are not bothered by the heat or worried by long months of drought. Their leaves stay green, and they never stop producing fruit.
I’ve come to understand that my primary role as a momma is to help my children become deeply rooted in the good ground of Jesus Christ. Start today to think about what you want your children to be rooted in. For if you don’t intentionally decide, roots will start to grow in the shifting sand of our culture.
“Our job is to get our kids ready for the day we are not here.” -Rob Parson
As I start out on this parenting journey, help me to have an eternal perspective and remember that my children will be making their own way in the world sooner than I expect. I ask that they leave deeply rooted in Your love, Christ’s grace, and the Holy Spirit’s continual guidance. Help me to plant these roots deeply in their little hearts, souls and minds. Show me the way and correct me when I get off my own path and start to wander.
“To be rooted is perhaps the most important and least recognized need of the human soul.” -Simone Weil
The commitment to be deeply rooted says just the opposite. Just be with your kids and family. Don’t be pressured to do all the time. Drink in the sunshine together, play in the dirt, water the soil. It’s in the calm, slower times when we dig deep and grow our roots the most.
The blessed person is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that she does, she prospers.