Deeply Rooted in God’s Word
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Hello all Royal Prayer Guards and those who join us on the internet! Thank you for your availability and endurance! As Royal Prayer Guards keep in mind at least two benefits, (1) that in every prayer focus we have the opportunity to build our faith and (2) build our prayer muscle. These will enable us to pray effectively for others, advance God’s kingdom and give glory to our heavenly Father.
This prayer focus is directed to those in Christ Jesus.
Our goal in this prayer focus is to help believers in Christ Jesus to become deeply rooted in God’s Word.
Personal testimony: One year, our family visited Yosemite National Park. We went on a tour that took us by the Giant Sequoia Trees. The tour guide indicated that there was at least one thing that could destroy these giant trees.
I was surprised when he said snow. It was only after he explained his findings that I understood why the snow would destroy these giant trees.
The reason why the snow could destroy these trees was because of the shallow root system that these trees produced. The tour guide said that the snow would pile up on the branches and leaves of the tree and create an extreme weight that would cause the trees to topple thus destroying the life and beauty of the trees. Click here for more about the Giant Sequoia Trees!
What does this mean for believers? We are like the trees; the snow is like the worries of life and so on. Accumulated worries (things pertaining to this life) produce weight ON our life.
If we do not have a deep root system or Study system and if we allow ourselves to be burdened down with the cares of this world, we too like the Giant Sequoia Trees will topple over and be severely damaged along with the beauty of our walk of faith.
Our study life or root system will lead us to know what to do in a given situation.
Engrafting God’s Word into our soul is one way to deepen our root system.
A deep root system or study system is needed to hold us up or give us the anchorage we need especially when we encounter the weights of this world.
Realize that there will be times when the things of this world (spiritual snow) accumulate "ON" or in our life and weigh us down.
If we cannot quickly overcome these various weights it is then that our root system or study system pays off. The anchorage that we have been developing will give us some time to remove the weights before any toppling occurs.
Click here and think about the following portions of Scripture from God’s Word. (Highlighted text added)
Our goal is not to be like the Giant Sequoia Trees with a shallow root system, but rather be like the palm tree. In addition, cast, all our cares, anxieties, worries, and concerns on Him.
1 Peter 5:7 (AMP)
“Casting the whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully.”
More about the palm tree! Click here!
Suggestions for prayer: Believe God to help each of His children to:
1. Be like the palm tree.
2. Be deeply rooted in His Word.
3. Cast all their cares, anxieties, worries, and concerns on Him.
4. Not allow worries and so on to accumulate ON their life.
5. Develop some type of effective study system. (Root system)
If anyone is interested in an effective study system click here!
(Special note for large and small ministries) It would be wise and safe that all those in leadership positions have a deep developed study or root system for the sake of the flock.
Pastor Vince Marino
Royal Prayer Guards