Roots

I write from the hair salon. Yes it’s that time – roots.

‘Whaaaaat I hear you cry, you’re not a natural blonde?’

Yes I am! Or should I say was, when I was 5. And now I just enjoy a little assistance to maintain that natural color.

It’s been a busy couple of weeks with birthdays for the Collins men. A high energy party for Josiah and his friends, a Canadian style meal and a legotastic time!

Love celebrating with my fam.

Phil flew to Vancouver this week where he spoke at a pastor’s conference.  Encouraging them to dream big and firing them up to continue in their God given calling.

Then there was Halloween…

Bella the funky ballerina and Josiah the cowboy hit our busy neighborhood and went trick or treating.

Stop right there Michelle. Aren’t the roots of Halloween dark?

Yes.

But I am not, because my God is not. I believe in opening my door and letting the light out, redeeming the day and introducing a different Spirit.

As Christians we are called to be light right? Then arise shine!

And now a thought to end this writing prompt.

A while ago I went to a friend for counselling and prayer. A line of thought she shared with me has stayed close. It is this.

As one woven by our Creator, we are all designed with specific roots of character which define us. What can happen is that the enemy, choices…. life’s events can take this God given root and twist it.

Here are some examples of twisted roots.

You protect those around you with your silence over challenging behavior. Could this be your God given root of integrity is gnarled.

You are bolshy, even arrogant. Has your root of boldness been twisted?

You fear confrontation, you allow compromise. Has your root of being a peacemaker wandered.

You are a bully. But God’s plan for you was inner strength.

We often think we need to to rip up the roots that define us. Instead maybe those God given roots need to be straightened, healed and freed.

I hope that resonates with some of you.

My counsel for you is simple and straightforward: Just go ahead with what you’ve been given. You received Christ Jesus, the Master; now live him. You’re deeply rooted in him. You’re well constructed upon him. You know your way around the faith. Now do what you’ve been taught. School’s out; quit studying the subject and start living it! And let your living spill over into thanksgiving. Colossians 2:7 

Have a great weekend,

Love, Michelle  xoxo

It’s 5 minute Friday – I’ve been following a word prompt – Roots. Click here to find some encouragement with a group of great bloggers.

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7 thoughts on “Roots

  1. Wow Michelle! This is a really good post. I love this line, “Aren’t the roots of Halloween dark?
    Yes. But I am not, because my God is not. I believe in opening my door and letting the light out, redeeming the day and introducing a different Spirit.”

    I was challenged to see where the enemy has uprooted how God has designed me. Thanks for your thought provoking post on roots.

  2. Thanks for visiting me today. I love what you’ve had to say here about twisted roots being straightened, healed, and freed!

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