Friday, February 22, 2013

EMMDEV 2013-02-22 [Highlights from Colossians] A Tree

Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, 7 rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving. Colossians2:6-7

A tree with good roots will grow big and strong (be "firmly established") and will abound in good fruit.

So...

If we are _rooted_ and _built_ up in CHRIST:
- Rely on Him to be our Saviour and Lord
- Consider His example as our inspiration
- Find our identity and security in what He has done for us

And if we then begin to live (_establish_) our lives in FAITH:
- Trusting Him to guide us
- Taking risks to love like He did
- Stretching ourselves to live in obedience to His promptings and guidance

We will discover that our lives _abound_ in THANKSGIVING:
- life becomes more meaningful and fulfilling
- we have more joy, peace and contentment
- we become grateful people...

So, it begins with Christ, grows up through courageous acts of faith and results in Thanks-filled lives.

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Have an awesome weekend!

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Theo Groeneveld theo@emmanuel.org.za
You can see past EmmDevs at http://emmdev.blogspot.com/

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