Devotion – A Sound Mind is like Strong Roots

A Sound Mind is like Strong Roots

By Aukilani and Teremoana Va’a

People often look at trees for their beauty. However, trees are important in a number of ways. Trees are used to represent life & wisdom. Like us, trees grow and change with every season, grow in resilience and strength. Like there are leaves on a tree, the righteous man shows evidence of being alive. Like the fresh green leaves on a tree that has been nourished. Leaves are like people. They come in a wide range of shapes and sizes, and they change colours according to the seasons.

And just like the roots of a tree as well, people cannot see what is going on under the ground, but there are unseen roots that are firmly planted below the soil. Roots serve a very important purpose. They hold water and nutrients and disperse them to all parts of the tree. The righteous man, the righteous person thrives the same way as a tree does because of strong roots.

The tree that you see standing tall above the ground can endure storms and strong winds because of its underground work. In the weather and conditions, trees might bend, but they do not break because of their strong roots. The godly man is strong and stable with roots that grow unseen. When we look at people, we cannot see what is going on underneath. However, that is where the real work takes place.

2nd Timothy 1:7 says that God does not give us the spirit of fear, but the spirit of power, love, and self-control or a sound mind. I thank God for blessing me with a sound mind. A sound mind is knowing when a storm or problem comes my way I am ready for it. It’s not because of me but my God. The Bible says that if God is before you or before me, who can be against me. So people take that and apply that to your life. Because you know that whatever situation, or problem, or storm that comes your way, you know that God is for you.

So have no fear, don’t fear the world, or fear what’s happening around you, but apply what God has promised you because you know Gods’ promises are ‘Yes and Amen’. So when God says ‘I’ll give you a spirit of power, love and a sound mind’ then, man, glorify and say ‘yes Lord, please I receive that’ because that can be powerful in your life. But to have that you have got to want it. You know it’s like serving God not because you have to but serving God because you want to. So if you really want what God’s applying to your life please just open your heart, open your hand, and say Lord I receive that because that really can play a big part in our life.

God’s promises are ‘Yes and Amen’. So if God says He’s going to give that to you and me, rejoice and praise the Lord. Say amen, thank you God, I receive it. So don’t fear what’s happening around the world, don’t fear because of what’s happening in your situation now but glorify God, praise Him, and say thank you Lord. Thank Father God for the Spirit of power. Thank Father God for the Spirit of love. Thank Father God for a Spirit of a sound mind. Now, I don’t fear anything because I know God is for me and you know God is for you. So have a blessed day and know that God loves you so much. God’s promises are ‘Yes and Amen’. Have a blessed day and remember God is good all the time. And all the time, God is good.