And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to follow him. Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.
We are all being SHAPED, whether we realize it or not. The sad reality is that most of us spend more time being formed by social media, the news, television, and public opinion, more than the transformative power of Jesus. Let’s be honest…a couple hours of church a month just isn’t going to cut it…not when so much of the world demands our attention and devotion. Over the last few months, our faiths have endured some of the strongest storms of our lives. Each of us has been, at one time or another, stretched to our breaking point, revealing some cracks in our foundations. And what exactly has been leaking out of those cracks? Unrelenting hope? Selfless love for our neighbor? Maybe you’ve noticed some bitterness, fear, and self-righteousness rising to the surface during this time of extraordinary pressure. It’s time to spend some focused energy on our foundation, on that in which we have tethered our lives to. It’s time to get back to our roots. What exactly is your life anchored in? If it’s anything other than the unmovable Rock of Jesus and His Kingdom, we’re bound to be uprooted when the winds pick up and the storms rage on.
We believe that there is a natural, God-ordained rhythm to the seasons each year. Fall is all about being grounded, settling back into healthy rhythms, beginning new projects or habits, and remembering to be intentionally thankful for the goodness God brings in our lives. As you work to root yourself deeply in God’s Word this season, we encourage you to listen to this playlist we’ve specifically curated for this season.