“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.”
Ah, Colossians! What a letter! I love it as I love the letter to Philippians. Paul sounds so different than in the letters to Romans or Corinthians.
The above scripture is so inspiring and a great encouragement for us. It concludes all books of the Bible in just one paragraph!
- At first, we need to receive Jesus Christ – The Lord!
- Then, we have to keep walking with Him – not with Paul, Peter, Kathrin etc, but we walk with Jesus and this is sufficient.
- Not only walking with Him but ROOTED AND BUILT UP. Wow, so strong phrase! Rooted means to make our foundations in Him. Built up means to keep building ourselves and our life with Him and according to Him.
- Two important elements: Faith and Thanksgiving.
How can we please our Lord without faith? How can we access Him without faith?
How can we go with expectation to Him without thanksgiving?
We need a thankful heart and a spirit of gratitude.
That’s how we keep going and keep serving our God. Using faith and thankfulness, we build up starting from the foundations and we continue building up walking step by step with Jesus, facing the challenges through Him and only Him! Amen!
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