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Rooted, BUILT UP and ESTABLISHED!

Do you know that there is a BIG difference between claiming to be a Christian and knowing Christ and actually living as a maturing believer?

2 Corinthians 5:17
17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.images
Christians are brand new people on the inside. The Holy Spirit gives them new life, and they are not the same anymore. imagesWe are not reformed, rehabilitated, or reeducated-we are new creatures, living in vital union with Christ (Colossians 2:6-7). We are not merely turning over a new leaf; we are beginning a new life under a new Master.
Colossians 2:6-7
6 As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him:
7 Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.images
Accepting Christ as Lord of our life is the beginning of life with Christ. But we must continue to follow His leadership by being rooted, built up, and established in the faith. Every day He desires to guide us and help us with our daily problems in the faith.

FRUITFUL OBSERVATION: Paul used the illustration of our being rooted in or connected to Christ. As plants draw nourishment from the soil through their roots, so we draw our life-giving strength from Christ.

Let’s draw our life from Christ, and not be fooled by those who falsely claim to have life’s answers (2:8).00a08da205134c881a1bb1a36f580899

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6 thoughts on “Rooted, BUILT UP and ESTABLISHED!

  1. Amen sister. .Yes!!. Hallelujah! ! Praise the Lord!!

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  2. Thank you for this beautiful post. I get more inspired when I read other followers of Christ blogs. I also love reading scripture that is posted. I’m not sure why, but when I read a verse someone references in their blog it gives me another perspective and helps me grow my faith more. Blessings!

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  3. Hallelujah and amen! Praise God for all that He is and for all that He does for His children! πŸ™‚ ❀

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  4. Brittany on said:

    Love the message and the boy seeking the bible like it is treasure because it is! Amen! πŸ˜‰

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