How does one become rooted and grounded In the Word? With everything in life that you want to be a part of, you must get to know it on a personal level. With a love relationship, many hours are spent talking on the phone, texting and physically being in the presence of the one you desire to love. God is no different. To be rooted and grounded in the Word, you need to take each of the promises separately and get them into the deepest part of your belief system. One way to do this is to meditate on that promise.
This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success (Joshua 1:8).
To meditate on the word is to use a form of muttering to yourself about the promise so that by you hearing yourself speak the promise, you develop faith in it. First, let’s squash this right now. Scripture says: “Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ” (Romans 10:17 NIV). You can’t get faith into your heart in any other way. People testify of miracles all the time. When you hear one that you need, then you start to believe that it too can happen to you and you start to say…
Let’s take this scripture in Psalms 34 verse 15 “The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry.”
Meditation on the word can go like this: Why are the eyes of the Lord upon me? Then the scripture from Romans 5:8 comes into your spirit: “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” This should settle the matter in your heart so that you don’t go around condemning yourself for every time you go the wrong way. All roads lead to Christ.
Why does He cares what happens to me? Again, a scripture comes up in your spirit: ’ The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance´2nd Peter 3:9). Now if you continue in this vain until you settle all matters of doubt within your heart, you’ll never have to do it again and your faith concerning the matter is strong.
Another way for the promises of God to get rooted and grounded in your spirit is by keeping the scriptures before your eyes and thinking about those promises becoming real in your life. Did you ever go window shopping? You see something in the window and because you like it you then start to create a desire to have that item. You start imagining yourself with it until one day it becomes a reality. The imagination is a powerful faculty we have within us to create ideal situations in our favor. Scriptures work the same way. I do, however caution you because just as sure as you can think and speak the promises of the scriptures to fruition, your words or imagination can also work adversely giving you what you feared instead. The rule is once you let any negative thought or word that enter the faith picture that you are believing for, you automatically will receive the negative. That’s why it’s important to always be on guard against those negative thoughts and especially words that may want to come out.
Proverbs 23:7 states: “For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he” The woman with the issue of blood did this very thing. For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole. (Matthew 9:21) Her thinking caused her actions to touch the hem of Jesus’ garment then she received her healing.
That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God (Ephesians 3:17-19).
There should be no doubt in your mind that God loves you. With that being so, love does not delight itself in doing harm. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out (1st Corinthians 13:6 NLT). God is love and love never fails.
Now that you know, it’s up to you to believe the best for you in every situation. That’s your part. Praise the Lord. Have a good day.