Moving with the "Roots" rhythm
Your goal during Roots Season:
Becoming a more fruitful branch on God's "tree" (his ancient movement) as you become more aware of your roots in Abraham through Christ.
How do you find and cultivate that identity, that is, how do you "move with the Roots rhythm"?
Repeat the three following things (large print) often:
1. The Roots view of ourselves
We are fruitful branches.
When you SYNC (See Yourself iN Christ), this is one of the things you see. Jesus was the center of the fulfillment of God's promise to bless the world through Abraham. If you are "in Jesus," you are part of that.
2. The Roots Declaration
This is an Abraham day, and we have roots.
As a person in SYNC with Jesus, you are authorized to declare this, so use your authority. Shape your world. Make your day.
3. The Roots Prayer that SYNCs us with the Declaration
Make us fulfillments of your ancient plan. Let us bless, let us bless, let us bless.
Why do these three statements work?
Because God's plan is to create a movement, a new humanity, through Abraham to bless and restore the world. Through Christ we can be grafted into that movement. These statements sign us up for that kind of life.
God's promise to create a nation through Abraham is the game-changer that is the basis of the Roots Rhythm. The gift we get as a result is roots. If we "get it," if we understand God's game-changer and the gift, that is the "Ah-hah" moment or the "OMG" moment that turns us into fruitful branches. We become part of the fulfillment of God's ancient promise to bless the world through Abraham's descendants.
Key "Roots" verse in the New Testament
"And now that you belong to Christ, you are the true children of Abraham. You are his heirs, and God’s promise to Abraham belongs to you." (Gal. 3.29, NLT)
Key "Roots" verse in the Old Testament
"The Lord had said to Abram, 'Leave your native country, your relatives, and your father’s family, and go to the land that I will show you. I will make you into a great nation. I will bless you and make you famous, and you will be a blessing to others.' (Gen. 12.1-2, NLT)