From my reading in Colossians 2 in the One Year Bible New Testament.
Paul gives us some solid advice on how to grow as a Christian.
“And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to follow him. Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.” Colossians 2:6–7
We grow in the same way we were accepted Christ, by faith!
Faith is necessary not only for salvation, but for spiritual growth. Our growth depends on if we are continuing to follow Jesus by faith. We start and finish our relationship with God by faith!
We must develop deep roots in Christ.
A tree that has deep roots is strong and will be able to withstand harsh winds. As followers of Jesus we are to build our lives on Jesus. Getting to know Christ well is the best way to ensure you can make it through the hard things of life.
As you learn the truth your faith will be strengthened.
Going deep in God’s truth will help you weather the storms of life. Going deep in God’s word is another way to go deep with Christ.
The natural result of your growth will be a life of thankfulness.
If you are not growing in thankfulness you might not be growing in your walk with Jesus. Thankfulness is a natural result of a rooted relationship with Jesus.
Are you rooting yourself in Jesus?
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