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Simple and Straightforward

My counsel for you is simple and straightforward: Just go ahead with what you've been given. You received Christ Jesus, the Master; now live him. You're deeply rooted in him. You're well constructed upon him. You know your way around the faith. Now do what you've been taught. School's out; quit studying the subject and start living it! And let your living spill over into thanksgiving. (Colossians 2:6, 7 MSG)

I have a goal today: to continue to be rooted, strengthened and overflowing with thanksgiving! It sounds so simple and straightforward but every day it's still hard to stay the course.

I need to be rooted in Christ and allow those roots to run deep just like a tree whose power to stand comes from how deeply its roots spread into the ground. As I use the faith that I have to serve and follow Christ I get stronger and more stable. I can't grow in faith until I learn how to activate it and walk in it. As I grow my roots and I become stronger, thanksgiving becomes a lifestyle. I'm so grateful to be living the life that the Lord designed for me.

Do you have a goal today and a strategy for developing spiritually? Try this simple and straightforward approach and start living the life He planned for you. Put down some roots, utilize your faith and give thanks IN everything!