Proverbs 8:1-11, Psalm 52-55

Psalm 52:8 – But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God.  I trust in the steadfast love of God forever.

Lord God, more and more I find my footings and set down my roots in you and less and less I set my foundation in this world.  More and more you show me how foolish it is to set down roots in anything temporary.  It’s foolish to trust in people because they will turn on you and at their very best they will still let you down.  It’s foolish to set down roots in property or possessions because they will fade away and at their very best they only give temporary pleasure.  It’s foolish to chase after and to try to hold a kingdom here because it isn’t really mine.  God, more and more I see how foolish it is.  Forgive me for holding on to these things as they were what really mattered.  And, then, dear Father, teach me to set down my roots in your kingdom, a kingdom that will never be toppled and will never be felled.  Teach me to find my footing in your power, your love, and your grace.  Then no one will be able to pull me up by the roots.  No, rooted in you I will never be uprooted.  Your steadfast and faithful love is what holds me fast.  Keep me safe, O God.  Root me in you more and more, O Savior.  Change my heart more and more, O Spirit.  Then I will not fall and I will not be uprooted.  Amen.