Yeshua says: A grapevine was planted away from the Father.
Since it is not strong,
it will be uprooted and will perish.

(Matthew 3:10; Matthew 7:19; Matthew 15:13)

I do not want to be “a grapevine…planted away from the Father.” I want to be rooted and grounded deep in the Love that Yeshua calls “Father.” I want to know the Source of my being and to seek to live deeply conscious of the reality of that Love at work in my life and in all the world.

I want the life described in Ephesians

I pray that, according to the riches of his glory, he may grant that you may be strengthened in your inner being with power through his Spirit, and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith, as you are being rooted and grounded in love. (Ephesians 3:16-17)

To be “rooted and grounded in love” is to have a life that is steady in the midst of turmoil, stable in the midst of flux, and secure in the midst of uncertainty. This is only possible when I am steady and secure within myself, “rooted and grounded in love.” I will only be “rooted and grounded in love” when I stay close to the “Father,” when my heart stays open to the power of the love that is my true identity and my deepest nature.

Without this I know that I will be “not strong”; it is a simple description of reality. When I am “planted away from the Father”, I “will be uprooted and will perish.” “Planted away from the Father”, I have no steady centre. I am unstable, fickle, erratic, fearful, and insecure. My thoughts and emotions will be buffeted by every event that comes into my life, every word I hear, and every ache or pain I experience. I am up and down, at the constant beck and call of whatever is the most recent stimulus to enter my life.

This is no way to live. This is perishing.


Today I will seek to keep my heart open to an awareness of the strong steady stable stream of love that is God’s presence dwelling in my deepest being.