BY: Pastor Bob Miller
CHAPTER READ: Colossians 2
SCRIPTURE SELECTED: Colossians 2:6-7
6 So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, 7 rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.
Paul says that in the same manner that we received Jesus as Lord by faith, so it is, that we are to live out our lives in Him. Our lives are to be rooted and built up in Him. As a tree’s root goes deep and gives the tree its strength and nourishment, so it is that our faith provides the strength and power for our lives to flourish and produce thanksgiving.
We became Christians through a faith that placed Jesus Christ as Lord of our life. We stopped trusting in all other means, by which we might be saved and we began to trust in Him alone. In the same manner, we are being called to live our life -with Him as the Lord of our life. Our faith in Him as the One to supply all our needs is the foundation upon which we live our life! Such a deep-rooted faith will result in a life of thanksgiving – for His resource and supply will provide a bountiful supply of fruit. My focus, however, is not on the fruit but on Christ who supplies it!
You are my Lord and my God! I look to You as the One who provides every good and perfect thing. You are my strength and provide the power to live a life worthy of Your calling. I need You today, more than ever. I cannot produce this life nor maintain the fruit of righteousness on my own. It flows out of Your heart into mine. Fill me today with Your Spirit! May those around me, see You, and give You glory! Amen