As we were driving in Phoenix yesterday, we came up to Central Avenue and saw that the city workers were busy getting ready for the Fiesta of Lights Parade. It’s a two hour parade of floats and lights and who knows what. All I know is there were some busy bees getting ready for the crowds.
We stopped at the light at Central and Camelback and were behind a huge APS Truck (Arizona Public Service … our electric company for those of you that aren’t in our 75 degree weather right now) … anywho…..here we are behind this truck that has a bumper sticker that says, “IF ITS NOT GROUNDED..YOU’RE DEAD.”
WOW. I realize that they are talking about electrical wires, but it did make me think about Christians! If WE aren’t grounded…..we are dead! We have to stay in the Word, remain in prayer and by golly, get in a church and GET INVOLVED! I once heard that there are two types of pillars in church….those that are strong and hold the church together and the catepillars that crawl in and out each Sunday! EEEK! I don’t want to be one of the catepillars! I want to be GROUNDED! The christian is built to run on prayer! If we aren’t grounded in His Word we can EASILY be defeated.
Get a grip on your Bible…read it. Hear it. Study it. Memorize it. Meditate on it. When the roots are strong and healthy, the tree will prosper. We have to be GROUNDED so when the strong winds blow…..and they will……we will be anchored by His truth.
He will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream.
It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green.
It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit. ~ Jeremiah 17:8