Lent Video Devotion from RCA

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Carmen Means is a conference speaker, pastor, mentor, entrepreneur, songwriter and teacher. She is the founder of The Movement Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Pastor Carmen believes people do not want to remain broken; they are just unaware that they can live whole.

Hello there—I want to talk to you today about a word called “Rooted.” R-O-O-T-E-D, yes, rooted. A simple word, but yet so powerful. And yet, even so complex.

The word “rooted” is mentioned in the Bible throughout Scripture several times. But today I want to talk to you from Ephesians 3, which Paul is telling us to be rooted and grounded in love.

But before he gives us that, he’s actually saying a prayer, and he’s asking that we experience the unlimited—yes the unlimited—gloriousness and resources of who God is. That we be empowered, and strengthened, and that through Christ Jesus, that we experience God through faith.

And then it goes on to say that we be rooted and grounded in love. After that it talks about a love that passes all understanding: the height and the depth. And in that is this power! And we will experience God’s unfailing immeasurable love, and we may be filled off of this love.

But let’s go back to the original word, which I started this off with: that word, rooted. Rooted and grounded in love. Rooted means to be established. It means to be ingrained. It means to go deep. But roots do not start off deep!

We often look at different things that happen throughout the world, and we can always tell the maturity of a tree [by] how deep the roots [are].

I want to ask you this: Can I tell your maturity [by] how deep your love is? Or the bigger question: How deep is your love?

I believe that today if the world needs to experience anything from us, it needs to experience the love of God! And the only way they can experience that from us: it first must be rooted and grounded within us! We cannot give out what we have first not received!

So, today, how deep is your love? If [it’s deep], let’s go deeper! Let’s be rooted and grounded in love so that people will experience the immeasurable power of God, that immeasurable that passes all understanding, and we may love them.

Are you rooted? Are you grounded? If so, is it in love?

“Rooted” is a video devotional series intended to help you seek God’s face this Lent. Each short video explores a piece of our rootedness in Christ: “They are like trees planted by streams of water, which yield their fruit in its season, and their leaves do not wither. In all that they do, they prosper” (Psalm 1:3). The videos were created by RCA women and men in partnership with Women’s Transformation and Leadership.

Posted on April 9, 2017, in Lent Devotions, News & Announcements, Worship. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Lent Video Devotion from RCA.

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