And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Ephesians 3:17-19
Have you ever had someone pop into your thoughts for no logical reason? Maybe someone you are close to or maybe a person you have not seen in years. When that happens I may spend a few minutes wondering why on earth did that person come to mind? And usually there is no good reason on earth that they did. But perhaps there is a good reason not of earthly origin.
My thought is that possibly God wanted me to be praying for that person. But the question is: what to pray? When in doubt pray as
If the person already has a love for Christ… it can never be deep enough. Praying that they are rooted and established in His love is a powerful prayer. A tree needs roots to survive. They supply water and nutrients in order that it may grow and prosper. In addition, the roots hold the tree in place. It becomes well established as the roots multiply and grow. The deeper the roots, the better the tree can hold its own against winds and storms.
We too need our spiritual roots to be deep. In our day and age there is great number of spiritual gurus that sound good, have similar principles but do not lead to Christ. They may lead to living a better life and may help a person be kinder and more thoughtful but without Christ, there is no eternity. That is why deepening our roots is so important…to hold us firm during the winds of change and the storms of our lives.
I encourage you to write these words of Paul inspired by God on your hearts. Pray them not only for others but for yourself. And plant yourself by streams of living water by reading God’s Word daily and spending quality time with Him in prayer. Be prepared for the storms of life… create deep roots.