Two weeks ago I had a physical emergency that needed to be taken care of as soon as it could. It was my wisdom tooth causing complications in my mouth. I had an idea that it needed to be removed, but needed it to be checked by a dentist. So I go in to the dentist and get a diagnostic exam. The machine they put in my mouth was so huge and complicated it felt so uncomfortable and I just about was able to hold it down. The assistant was patient and kind with me so that made it go smoothly.
What happened after that was the dentist diagnosis and then surgery. Surgery! I was sort of nervous about it as I have a low tolerance for pain. With the friendly service of both the dentist and her assistant it definitely helped a lot.
There was a problem though. No matter how much they attempted to remove the wisdom tooth it wouldn’t come out. So I knew then that it wasn’t going to be a quick and easy surgery. I heard the dentist say in reaction to having a difficult time getting the tooth out, “You have good teeth”. At the end of the surgery she told me my tooth was in pieces by time it came out.
So as usual I have a reflection and insight from this experience. As believers with a relationship with the Lord, what about our roots in Him? Are we deeply rooted in God? When the storms of life and testing seasons come will we be easily uprooted or will we be found steadfast and unmovable? Will the cares of this life be able to pluck us out? This is something we all have to sit back and think on. No one is exempt from needing renewal and transformation. I know for sure with me I’m definitely in a place that requires some renewal and transformation.
Think about it. Reflect. How are your roots doing? If you need to be deeper in the Lord, I pass no judgment on you. It’s between you and God alone. God wants to give you and myself that dramatic change that can only come through Him. The Father is willing to equip and empower. Are you ready? Am I ready? Surrender is not easy, when we hold on to something with such a tight grip. Each day we can give the Lord what we need to, even if it’s little by little.