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ROOTED & GROUNDED IN LOVE

R O O T E D & G R O U N D E D I N L O V E

As I reflected on Ephesians 3:17-18 this morning, I felt like the Lord was saying, “this love that you are to be rooted & grounded in is not established in emotion & feelings, but this love is established in a CHOICE of dedication & faithfulness.”

I look back on this picture from my wedding day, full of emotion and true love, but that love has grown roots that are much deeper. Roots that have been established through the daily choice to be faithful and committed to one another in the good and the bad, in the big and in the small. You see, a marriage is not built on the FEELING of love alone. It is founded on the CHOICE to love.

Our relationship with God is just the same. You cannot rely on feeling to sustain you, because there will be days that the feelings & emotions just aren’t there. You will walk through seasons where you must be rooted and grounded in the promises of God’s love because those promises will sustain you even when the feelings tell you otherwise.

I know that God wants me to feel His love and experience His love (he says it in Eph. 3:19), but I think we first have to be rooted and grounded in a love marked by FAITHFULNESS and DEDICATION.

Are you in a season where you aren’t FEELING the love of God? I’m praying that your roots will go down deep into the promises of God’s love, and that you will be sustained until the emotion reignites and matches the promise. Walk out in faithfulness and dedication. Even when you don’t have the height of emotion to carry you, His promises will ground you and sustain you.