Colossians 1-2 B

“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.” 2:7

What does it mean to set roots down into Jesus and built your life secured in him? This is what it’s looked like for me:

-A dedication to reading his word. Regularly reading the Bible changes the direction of my life towards Christ every time I open it.

-Surrounding myself with godly people. Since developing a deep relationship with the Lord, I’ve always invited an older, wiser woman into my life and allowed them to direct it. This dramatically protected my life when I was in college, and I highly recommend it for all seasons of life.

-A regular habit of repentance. It’s so much easier to just ignore your mistakes and slowly, over time, create distance between you and God. I’m not always “done” with whatever I’m repenting of, and sometimes I admit to the same sin every day. But I try to remember that God knows about my sin whether I admit it or not. And leaving it unacknowledged leaves room in my heart for shame to grow.

-Regularly worshiping Jesus. My preference is through music, but this can look different for everyone. Making a habit of thanking and praising God for who he is and what he’s done develops a muscle for gratefulness my soul regularly needs to flex.

Take a minute and ask yourself, what is your life built on?

-Carly

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