What does it mean to be rooted? He says that becoming rooted takes time and it requires patience to see the process through to the end. He gives them a vision, he gives them a word, and he gives them a destiny, a passion, a mandate and when that word is planted its seed, but when the seed is planted the next step is not fruit the next step is roots. First, roots must begin to grow. We were so excited about the vision. And that process is to grow your internal world, your root system, because your internal world has to be strong and healthy.
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If our internal world is not healthy, we cannot bear fruit. We must be patient and partner with God as we embark on the process of developing the root system of our faith. Banning Liebscher was on staff at Bethel Church in Redding, California for eighteen years and founded the ministry Jesus Culture during that time.
Banning and his family, along with the Jesus Culture team, relocated to the capital of California where they started a church, Jesus Culture Sacramento.
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He and his wife, SeaJay, have three children. To some degree, everybody grows up in a world where love is conditional. Live the Promise on November 26, We often live with false assumptions about God's grace that keep us from experiencing that grace the way God intended. Live the Promise on October 19, Live the Promise on July 6, And I believe that when the Lord speaks to me, there is an emotional component to that experience.
However, every aspect of my experience needs to be tested and understood through the lens of Scripture. The Bible has to come before our feelings or imagination. If you are going to navigate the root-growing process well, it is critical that you know the truth of the Word.
Being rooted in the Scriptures will not only help us stand on the firm foundation of truth, instead of our thoughts and emotions, but it will bring correction and order to our internal world so that our thoughts and emotions will come to reflect the truth. Ultimately, we must learn every aspect of who we are, from our beliefs to our personalities, temperaments, and behaviour styles, under the authority of Scripture. The truth of the Scriptures will also bring health and order to our emotions.
Our emotions are very much connected to whatever we are meditating on and believing. If we want to be able to trust that our emotions are reflecting the truth, then we must hold them up to the truth of the Scriptures.
How common is it for people to experience powerful emotions that are connected to negative beliefs about themselves or God? I feel like God is disappointed. I feel like God is mad. There is no hope.
If you want to align your emotions with truth, you need to go to the Word and find out what God says and thinks about you. Do you know how to determine the value of something?
Find out the highest price people are willing to pay for it. Likewise, when struggling to know our value, we must look at Scriptures and see what God was willing to pay for us.
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He paid the price of becoming one of us, of serving us, of suffering for us, of dying for us, of raising us up with Him. The testimony in the Scriptures of the value in which He holds each of us, and of what He thinks of us, is overwhelming.
If you want a good place to start reading about it, go to Romans And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose…. If God is of us who can be against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not, with Him also, freely give us all things?
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Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans , 28, , Delight and meditate on that until you start to feel it. Banning founded the Jesus Culture ministry while on staff at Bethel Church. He now lives with his family in the capital of California and leads Jesus Culture Sacramento.
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