Experience Hope Devotional

Grounded in Love

So that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

— Ephesians 3:17-19

Have you ever seen an ornamental potato vine? They begin as offshoots of a potato. Planted in a lovely pot and carefully tended, they can quickly spread and overflow the container. The vines will stretch and spread and cover a patio. But the vines aren’t the only impressive part of the plant. They can be grounded by a single root that easily fills the entire pot.

In Ephesians 3, Paul prayed that Christ’s love would take the same kind of root in each of us. Daily life can shake us, and Paul knew how struggles can challenge our faith. He wanted believers to understand the immensity of Christ’s love so that it would give us the strength to withstand anything.

Like a potato vine, the love of Christ will take root in us, if we allow it to. Nurturing our relationships with God requires us to be intentional. We must seek Him every day. When we do, we’ll be so grounded in His love that nothing can shake us.

Today’s One Thing

In what ways can you nurture your relationship with God? Do one of those things every day this week.