Tuesday, July 23
…so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love.
Have you ever had a sinus infection? The congestion, the pressure, the headaches, and all the other symptoms that come along with it can make life pretty miserable. The tendency for most people with this condition is to take something to help with the headache, something else to help with the pressure, and nasal spray to help with the congestion. All of these things can provide temporary relief from the symptoms, but none of them actually fix the problem. This how many people deal with the spiritual issues in their lives. They try to address the symptom of being unkind by forcing themselves to be nicer, or work on their impatience by learning how to bite their tongue. None of this really addresses the kindness or patience issues because the fact is that they still aren’t bearing those fruit. Just like with the sinus infection, the symptoms are simply indicators of a deeper issue. If you’re struggling to bear good fruit as the Bible instructs you to, your not dealing with a fruit problem, you’re dealing with a root problem. Fruit can only be produced when you’re properly rooted. Meaning that you must have healthy roots that are grounded in His love. So stop trying fix something that is merely a symptom of a deeper issue. Start putting down roots into His love for you and you’ll see just how quickly the symptoms begin to go away. – Love and Blessings, Pastor Jeff
LADIES! This Thursday evening, July 25th, at 6:30, is our last Heart To Heart gathering for the summer. We have had and amazing time together as women over the past five weeks and want to finish strong. So make plans to take part, even if you haven’t been before. We looking for to you joining us in the TWBC Worship Center for lots of life-giving encouragement through teaching and fellowship at Heart To Heart.