Colossians 2:7 (amp)
having been deeply rooted (in Him) and now being continually built up in him and [becoming increasingly more] established in your faith, just as you were taught, and overflowing in it with gratitude.
Paul uses the illustration of our being rooted in Christ. Just as plants draw nourishment from the soil through their roots, so we draw our life-giving strength from Christ.
When we are firmly planted in Christ we will grow in Christ, we become deeply rooted in him. When we are rooted in him that's when he begins to grow us. Sometimes it may seem impossible to grow in the situation we are in [like growing in a rock, lol] but if we decide to stand on the rock and root ourself into him [and his word] he will grow us. You will begin to grow like this tree, you can’t see the tree without the rock in it, or the rock without the tree. When we are deeply rooted in Him we grow IN him, we grow in his image, we grow into the rock of Christ, being firmly planted. People will no longer just see you, they will see Christ living in YOU! You will become ONE with Christ.
So whatever you may be going through, stand firm, dig your roots into the word of God and immerse yourself. Find your strength in the rock. "The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; My God, my strength, in whom I will trust; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold." Psalm 18:2--I promise you won't regret it. Who know's you could be this cool tree growing out of a rock :) #deeplyrooted#rootedinchrist#treegrowingoutofarock#godisgood#godischanginglives#highlyfavored#highfivejesus#jesusfreak