“Therefore, as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.” (Colossians 2:6-7 ESV)
“And they have no root in themselves, but endure for awhile; then, when tribulation or persecution arises on account of the word, immediately they fall away.” (Mark 4:17 ESV)
I have always heard the expression low man on the totem pole. That has always meant to me the least important person. That thought crossed my mind yesterday as I pulled into the parking lot at church. I used to park in the first spot but now I park in the third. My choice because its a more level spot for me. But God corrected me. He said think about it. Just because you are lower doesn’t mean you are less important. God told me that the bottom of the pole is just as important as the top because they carry a lot of weight. They are the stabilizing part of the pole. While the top of the pole may sway in the wind, the bottom is secured firmly in the ground.
That is where we should be, firmly rooted. We should be firmly rooted in God.
And we can be. We just need to build our faith to the point we no longer doubt ourselves. The devil comes and tells us lies, trying to lead us astray. But if we are strong in our faith and firmly rooted in God, nothing will pull us down. The devil is a liar. He brings up our past to try to make us feel guilty and doubt God’s love for us. But once you have repented, God has forgiven and forgotten our sins. We have a clean slate.
Isn’t that good news? God not only forgives our sins, He forgets them. It’s like we never did all those things. So if the devil is telling you lies today, tell him no. God forgave me. That’s in the past and no longer remembered by God. Take authority over the devil. Tell him to go in Jesus name. He has to go.
God loves you and so do I. Have a blessed day everyone.
Writer and Prayer warrior with Answers2Prayer Ministries
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