Root Down!

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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 NLT)

I’ve felt this way before, this “now what?” feeling. A few days after giving my life to Christ, I knew there wouldn’t be a transformation immediately, but I was also at a loss on how to “root down” and develop a strength/conditioning program for lasting measure. Persistent prayer (talk to God often), praise (give thanks to God in everything) and dedicate time to study His word (this has to be the easiest part).

This has been my plan since receiving Christ as my savior and giving my life to Him. Just like any human with a “plan”, I’m boy always perfect at it. But that’s what separates religion from relationship. Think about your own relationships, don’t they seem to go better when you take the focus off of you and give your time, attention and affection to the other person? What if you were “religious” with that relationship and told the person you loved them everyday at 9 AM and only gave them about 2 hours of your time a week (but no more)? It probably would feel forced and not last very long, right? That is the difference between religiosity and being in a relationship.

I hope my own experiences help you in some way, stay rooted!

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