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“As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving.” (NKJV)
Usually, we think of trees being pretty strong. Their roots go deep, are thick, and designed to anchor the weight of hundreds of pounds of solid wood into soil that sometimes goes soft with the rain. Sometimes, however, there are storms that even the big trees can’t weather, and their roots are pulled up.
We go through these storms too. Financial trouble, marital stress, health problems, the loss of a family member or a close friend, are all examples of common storms we face in our lives. How can we survive the toughest of storms? We need to be deeply rooted in Christ. Not just a little bit. A surface relationship won’t be enough in the really dark times. Christ can bring us safely through the fiercest of storms if we are prepared.
If you live in a area that is no stranger to hurricanes or tornadoes, you likely have a storm kit. Canned food, water, flashlights, batteries, crank-radio, extra medication, etc.
Christ is all of that for our life’s storms. Just like we prepare for the storms in our environment, we need to prepare for the storms in our spiritual lives.