Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. 2 Corinthians 5:17 KJV
Our scripture is quite fitting for today’s post as we are going to talk about creatures today, some new, some old and some imaginary. If you are a Marvel fan, or comic book fan you may be aware of the group of heroes to some, misfits to others called The Guardians of the Galaxy. The second Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 movie came out this weekend and was actually really good. One of the team members is a creature called GROOT who looks like a walking tree. There is a popular commercial that has crash car dummies in it and at the end of the commercial it says, “You can learn a lot from a dummy!”. Well while studying I came to the realization that believers can learn a lot from GROOT. I won’t get into specifics about the character but I want to focus on one interesting characteristic of Groot that if believers could pick it up their lives would immediately become more fruitful, successful and fulfilled.
For those familiar with the Groot character you know that whenever Groot speaks, he only says the same 3 words regardless of what the situation is. If you got your faith antennas up you probably see where I am going. If the situation is terrible and dangerous for the Guardian team, Groot’s answer is, “I AM GROOT!!!” If it looks like they are right at the point of being wiped out, Groot’s answer is still, “I AM GROOT!!!” No matter what happens if Groot says anything it is the same thing, every time, all the time. Wow what a wonderful trait to have if you know what to say in any given situation. Our base scripture says, “If any man be in Christ he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” What if anytime and every time a situation came up the believer acknowledged and said, “I AM IN CHRIST!!!” It could be an apparent good situation or an apparent negative situation. No matter what that believer says, “I AM IN CHRIST!!!” with the knowledge that in Christ they have already won. Saying it with the revelation that Christ cannot be defeated and I am in Christ so I cannot be defeated. The scripture actually tells us to do this.
Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised; Hebrews 10:23 KJV
Groot holds fast to his profession of ‘who he is” without wavering. He does not guess what he is going to say. He knows what he is going to say and so do other people. He is going to say “I AM GROOT!!!”
We should be a people who know who we are and what we are and we should confess who we are in CHRIST without wavering. Things like:
- I AM IN CHRIST
- I AM THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD IN CHRIST
- I HAVE LIFE AND I HAVE IT IN SUPERABUNDANCE
- BY HIS STRIPE I WERE HEALED
These things should be commonplace for us as believer and we should be known for confessing the Word of God in any situation. Not as a religious parakeet but because we actually believe it because a BELIEVER is Who we really are.
I will say it again, “You can learn a lot from Groot!”
All the blessed to you! Shalom!!!