Are you living radically?
If you are consciously and actively keeping your spiritual roots strong, you are living a radical life-
“The “origin of radical isn't at all radical, in the "very different from the usual or traditional" sense of the word. Radical was first an adjective, borrowed in the 14th century from the Late Latin radicalis, itself from Latin radic-, radix, meaning "root."
“None of this will surprise the botanists: they know that radical leaves grow from the base of a stem or from a rootlike stem, and radical tubers grow from a plant's root. And linguists know that a verb's radical form is its root form. In medicine, radical surgery is surgery that's designed to remove the root of a disease.“
-source: The History of 'Radical' | Merriam-Webster
Did you know that just by having a daily walk with Christ, a family that loves the Lord, and daily pursuing kingdom work is considered radical? It is so beyond what the worldly standards and norms today but yet is so needed for a rooted life.
You are living a radically different and peculiar life if you simply follow the way of Jesus.
1 Peter 2:9? The KJV says, “But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people.”
If you continue to keep your root system deep in the foundations of God’s love, your family will have a great foundation of peace, strength and generational blessings will follow.
These two great radical Virtues, Faith and Love, are the two Pillars, as it were, upon which the fabric of our Salvation is built: for nothing makes us the Sons of God, but such Faith as is accompanied with Love and good Works … — John Godolphin, The Holy Arbor, Containing a Body of Divinity: Or, the Sum and Substance of Christian Religion, 1651
The word radical has only meant “extreme” or had any political connotation only in the last few hundred years. Truly living radically has always been having a foundation or roots in something or someone.
So how are you living radically this week?
Look at the root of your life and have a root check.
The fruit of your life can only be determined by what’s growing on your tree and how healthy your spiritual tree root system is.