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A Daily Devotion for Monday, November 2


Colossians 2:6-7


So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.

This seems like it should be easy to do. But I (far too often) find myself feeling sad or frustrated or dissatisfied with something (or things) in my life. Often I am dissatisfied with myself- my lack of certain abilities, my weaknesses. I know God has given me many gifts and I am thankful for them. But I seem to have a default position which is not always appropriately thankful. This is my problem, not God’s.

Heavenly Father, you are the maker of all things and the giver of all things. You are the giver of life and the creator of our universe and world. Help me to be fully and genuinely thankful at all times. I owe everything to you. I have nothing which did not come from you. Open my eyes. Amen


Becky, transforming


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Nov 03, 2020

20201102 Monday, Daily Devotion - Colossians 2:6-7


6 So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, 7 rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.


Everyone has something they depend on: the foundational ground they can stand upon or step on to move toward the next stage or another direction. It is like we have someone like parents we can trust without any doubt in our lives. How strong we can stand depends on how strong a foundation we have as children can do everything when their parents stand behind them. I hope and pray that I can do everything and…


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Beverly Flynn
Beverly Flynn
Nov 02, 2020

Colossians 2:6-7 The Word of God tells us that it is vital to put our priorities in the right order and then carefully commit to each one . This reminds me of the phrase, putting first things first.  God must come first. He does not want us to place anything before Him. His desire is that we worship Him and Him alone. What God wants from us more than anything else is to stay in a relationship with him. He is not looking for a perfect performance, or perfect behavior or perfect attitudes, but hearts that are true and faithful. To love and follow his commandments. Paul uses the words being rooted  in Christ.  (The message Gil is sharing with us…

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Rosalind Spiller
Rosalind Spiller
Nov 02, 2020

Colossians 2:6-7 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 In reading this passage, I immediately thought of the old saying about Roots and Wings. Give your children deep,roots so they can then fly safely into the world and always know the way home. Paul is reminding us that God has given us all we need to grow deep,roots. My hope is that everything I do is based on these words. I hope what I do is pleasing to the L…

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Barbara
Barbara
Nov 02, 2020

Colossians 2: 6-7


6 So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, 7 rooted and built up in him, strengthened in faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.


Deeply rooted in Jesus. If you asked me about this and what it meant to me a few years ago, I would have looked at you blankly and not been able to answer you. Now, I can say that I know what it means, but need to work on the process every day to get better at it. Something has come alive in my heart and is driving me every day to learn more about Jesus and all he has to…


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Tom
Tom
Nov 02, 2020

Colossians 2:6-7 “So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.“


We are saved by faith through grace. A crucial element of grace that builds up and deeply roots faith is in those who taught us. We took time in worship yesterday to remember the faithful who have gone before us, but who continue to guide us by the lessons they taught. Parents, Sunday school teachers, pastors, mentors and other faithful friends who now reside in heaven showed us the way. It is every Christian’s duty to try to do the same.


Prayer - “Gracious God,…


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