Memorize: As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him; Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving Colossians 2:6-7.
Devotional Reading: Colossians 2: 6-23
In life, everyone is a product of the materials they are made of. The durability of a product is a function of the components of that product. The depth in the foundation of a building to a large extent determines how high the building can go and the stability of the building especially against sever weather conditions like storm, severe flood or earth quake.
A.competent and experienced structural engineer knows that, the higher a building will go, the deeper the foundation. The same with us in relation to our desires and goals in life, the higher you desire to go in life and be successful, the deeper you must go with God through his son Jesus Christ. I ask you this morning, how deep are you in your relationship with Christ Jesus?
Those who are rooted in Christ and have gone deeper with him are far more durable, strong and able to face the challenges of life and overcome them than any other set of people in the world. The terrain of life can sometimes be rough and treacherous, it takes formidable spiritual strenght in Christ Jesus and unusual courage to succeed in the journey of life and win the battles of life. When you are rooted in Christ, he then becomes rooted in you.
James 4:8; says “Draw nigh to God and he will draw nigh to you”. The more you draw nigh to God, the more you go deeper with him, He in turn draw near to you and go deeper in you. It is a mutual experience and it is real.
When a person go deeper with Christ, they become well built in Christ, they are secure, even when persecution and challenges come their way, they have an anchor that holds, steadfast and sure.
Although the pain of hardship is felt and grieved, they see beyond their current circumstances, they look to a God who is strong, loving, and more than able.
Despite the rollercoaster of betrayal by his brothers, and later, by a spiteful woman, Joseph looked to God for protection.
He remained rooted in his faith despite and amidst his circumstances because he went deeper with God.
As our faith roots deepen, we realise, God alone is steadfast and unchanging.
The world we live in and its people are constantly shifting, like shadows. No one can be trusted and relied upon except Christ Jesus, your son, daughter, wife, husband or best of your trusted friends can let you down, but Jesus will never let you down.
I wish to encourage you today, please give your life to Christ if you have not already done so, and go deeper with him, he is the only trusted friend that will stand by you when all others fail and desert you.
As we orient ourselves and go deeper with Christ, we are equipped for the challenges of today and prepared for the uncertainties of tomorrow.
May the Lord help us all to be deeply rooted in Christ and take advantage of the finished work at Calvary.
Prayer point: Jesus is the only way, the truth, and the life, all other way’s lead to distruction.
Key Dose: Jesus is the only way, the truth, and the life, all other way’s lead to distruction.
Pastor James Ademuyiwa
In His Presence Christ Tabernacle