Roots to Grow!
Christian Devotional by Pastor Cecil Thompson
“ – rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving.”
As we continue in this passage from Colossians 2, we read the words rooted – established – abounding. It reminds me of watching crew members on the International Space Station eating red lettuce that they had grown in space. It was the first time they had been able to grow edible food in space. I guess they could honestly say that the taste was…OUT OF THIS WORLD! (OK, that was bad!)
In our walk as Believers we are called upon to be rooted. That means we are to base our growth on the Word of God. It is not the wisdom of God that will allow us to grow, but our willingness to be rooted in that wisdom. When we rely on human wisdom and reasoning we will lack the life-giving spiritual nourishment.
From being rooted in God’s Word we will become established in the faith and will abound in it with thanksgiving. That is a fantastic truth that is made evident in and through our relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ.
This is the time to evaluate your personal life. After accepting Jesus as your personal Savior and Lord, are you rooted deep in His will for your life? Are you being established in Him to the point of abounding with thanksgiving? If not, now is the time to begin this thrilling walk with the Lord!
Blessings dear hearts. Draw near to God today, trust Him completely and be a blessing by your words and actions!
– – – Pastor Cecil
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