The Art of Rootedness
To welcome people into God’s party, we must become students of God’s way of life ourselves. Only God can do the work of saving and transforming. Our part is simply to open ourselves to God and prepare the soil for God’s work in us. Various forms of prayer, the reading and teaching of scripture, and other practices from the rich history of the church are nourishing the soil of our souls and creating the best possible conditions for connection and communion with God.
We engage in these practices together on Sundays and on our own and with others throughout the week. God is faithfully meeting us and God is lengthening and deepening our roots. In myriad distinct and beautiful ways, we are seeing God healing us, transforming us, and filling us with an ever-increasing, abundant love.
“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.” (NLT)