“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.” Colossians 2:6-7
How deep are your roots? When the winds of this world blow upon you, are you steadfast or easily moved? Do you dig into yourself or into His Word? Are you shocked into stupor or do you step out in faith?
The Lord has been strengthening my walk over the past few months. There have been several significant challenges that have come before our family. In each situation, we have decided to trust Him rather than turning into ourselves in despair. We’ve experienced a job loss, a failed adoption, a kitchen flood (necessitating a kitchen renovation and flooring replacement of the entire downstairs of our home) and a parting of fellowship within the body of Christ.
In each situation, we have clung to His Word – to the assurances of Who He Is and to the assurances of who we are in Christ Jesus. From the world’s perspective, any one of these situations would be devastating, much less all of them over the course of just a few months. But we continue to keep our eyes on our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
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