When we consistently operate in the love of God, we walk in the fullness of His power. However, when we are not rooted in His love it short-circuits our relationship with God; therefore, hindering His ability to work in our lives.

Ephesians 3:14-19 says, "For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; that Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; and to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God."

God wants to strengthen us with His might—the ability to do anything. However, this can only happen when we become rooted and grounded in His love. Look at it this way: Whatever fruit we bear in our lives is determined by our roots.

For example, a healthy, well-watered tree bears good fruit, while a decayed, malnourished tree doesn't bear fruit at all. Likewise, as the roots of a plant draw nourishment from the soil, our hearts and minds draw nourishment from our heavenly Father. By planting yourself firmly in God's love, you bear the fruit of His Spirit almost effortlessly.

However, if you are rooted in the world, your fruit will be almost nonexistent. Why? Because only God's love can give us everything we need for victorious Christian living. Faith can't be our root. The anointing can't be our root. Only the fruit that comes from being grounded in His love can produce positive, God-like results.

Take a look at your roots. If you find your love roots are nonexistent or rotten, you will understand why miraculous things haven't happened in your life. God's miracle-working power is His anointing—God's burden-removing, yoke-destroying power, revealed in Isaiah 61:1.

When we become rooted and grounded in God's love, His power is released in our lives. That's when we can say to our mountains of debt, sickness and divorce, "Be thou removed," (Mark 11:23), and then watch them disappear.

Source: Lord, Teach Me How to Love by Creflo A. Dollar, Jr.
Excerpt permission granted by Harrison House Publishers