Pulling up roots, Putting Down Stakes
In this chapter from Recovering Redemption, Matt Chandler shares how we live the Christian life knowing what He explained in earlier chapters of the book. See previous posts on this blog.
And for believers, this means (1) renouncing what is old, (2) rerooting in what is new, and (3) perpetually asking God for help to keep this transformation happening.
God's the one who knows you'll never be whole if the only solution He ever implements in your life is just pruning back the bad behavior.
Renounce the roots, but not the Gardener. . .The problem is where we're seeking to plant them, where we're rooting them.
But if we root these same desires in the kingdom of heaven--in the truths and promises of God--they will instead produce the fruit of the Spirit within us.