Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Rooted and Grounded In Our Faith

As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving.” – Colossians 2:6-7

My wife was given three pieces – cuttings – from a plant some time back. They look like something that you would rake up and throw away after using a weed trimmer.  But she planted them in the ground, just as they were. What happened next was nothing short of miraculous.  Instead of withering to nothing – they grew roots and from the roots began to grow and multiply. That would have never happened had they not been planted in the soil.  So it is with us. We must be planted – rooted in the Word and faith.  There is a supernatural – miraculous transformation that can and will take place. Reading the Word – hearing the Word and living in obedience to what we read and hear is like being planted in rich soil. The result is miraculous. We become something glorious – growing and multiplying – like that plant.

Some Christians are satisfied with “making the team” and then content to sit on the bench. Never getting in the game – just watching from the bench. Making the team was enough for them – but the Lord has intended so much more for those of us who are called by His name.

“Behold, a sower went out to sow. And as he sowed, some seed fell by the wayside; and the birds came and devoured them. Some fell on stony places, where they did not have much earth; and they immediately sprang up because they had no depth of earth. But when the sun was up they were scorched, and because they had no root they withered away. And some fell among thorns, and the thorns sprang up and choked them. But others fell on good ground and yielded a crop: some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. He who has ears to hear, let him hear!”– Matthew 13:3-9

I know that you have read or at least heard that parable, perhaps many times.  We are the seed. We need to be careful that we are not content with the stony or thorny ground. Choose the good ground. Making that choice is something we must make every day.

Blessed is the man [person] who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful; But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree Planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither; and whatever he does shall prosper.” – Psalm 1:1-3

Think about it – Pray about it – Believe it – Walk in it. Let your light shine and give God the glory.

By Faith Alone By His Grace Alone And For His Glory Alone

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