"You're grounded!" The words shoot out like tiny daggers at your tender ears.
"Not fair!" you cry. But, most likely Mom or Dad sent you to your room because you did something wrong. You are left alone to think about what you've done and to learn from your mistake.
Fortunately, being grounded doesn't last forever. The day eventually comes when you're too old to be sent to your room: welcome to adulthood. Now you're expected to figure out things for yourself.
Life can be tough. There might be times when you secretly wish someone would shake their head and say, (Your name), "You're grounded!" (Inwardly you smile, for you desperately need a temporary reprieve from the troubles of the day).
The "grounding" you seek isn't the punishing kind for mistakes made; instead, it's a longing to be grounded in body, mind, and spirit.
Jesus never erred, but Scripture indicates he often took time to get away to a quiet place to reflect and pray. Deeply rooted, Christ was perfectly grounded in faith.
May you, too, take time to step away from the troubles of your day. Push the chaos aside. Seek a quiet moment to call upon the Lord in prayer, and immerse yourself in the spiritual rootedness that the Lord offers.
As a child, being "grounded" isn't fun, but as an adult, it takes on a whole new meaning.
Now go. Be "grounded"--in faith!
"So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness." - Colossians 2:6-7 NIV
"After He had sent them away, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray. When evening came, He was there alone." - Matthew 14:23
"Early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up and slipped out to a solitary place to pray." - Mark 1:35
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