SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 04/10/15- “Deep And Wide!” (Colossians 2:6-7)
Premise Question: Why does the apostle Paul give such an urgent exhortative admonition, with such great significance and importance attached, that we, as followers of The LORD Jesus Christ, should, with sincere diligence, make it our greatest ambition and aim, to continually develop and mature, by growing deeper and ever wider, in our faith and relationship with Him; and, what are the benefits and positive results, that can be directly attributed to having greater depth and width in our faith and relationship with The LORD, when we allow this to transpire and take place in our lives?
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. (Colossians 2:6-7 NLT)
So then, since you have become a qualified member, in good standing, of The Company of The Redeemed, by receiving Papa God’s gracious gift, His Son Jesus Christ, as your personal LORD and Savior; it is of great importance, to you personally, in your walk of faith, that you now make it your greatest ambition and aim to be constantly consistent, in diligently chasing after and persistently pursuing Him, above all else. Do this, by allowing Papa God to plant you deep in the chosen ground of His presence, His Word; so that, you will be completely immersed and begin germinating in His Holy Ground, which will cause you to develop a strong root system that will forever anchor you to Him and in Him, thereby, giving you a depth and width that will support, as a sure foundation, the building of faith that shall be built above the ground, which shall be representative of your life and ministry, for all to see, and will bring glory to Papa God. The most obvious and wonderfully amazing result of having a huge dose and impartation of Papa God’s truth deeply entrenched in your life is; your massively fervent, being vigorously active, walk of faith and intimate relationship, with The LORD, that shall produce a veritable deluge of overwhelming expressions of appreciation, gratitude and thankfulness. (Colossians 2:6-7 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Anytime a seed is planted in properly prepared ground, it must be planted at the right depth, width and spacing, with consideration given to sunlight, water source and season, and also must be planted in soil that will be conducive to nurturing and protecting the seed, in the growing process, in order to ultimately produce a bountiful harvest. We are very much like the seed planted in the good ground (soil). For we are buried deep in the soil of The LORD, His precious and completely nurturing Word. We are continually being fed, watered and taken care of by the Light of The Son and the presence and protection of The Holy Spirit’s loving guidance. But, we must be willing to grow deeply, down and out, before we ever begin to grow up and out of the soil we are planted in! We must be willing to be patiently hidden, buried deep in Him, before we ever surface and are brought out into the open! And this promotion must be done by The LORD, no self-promotion allowed! So, great benefits and positive results are fully derived, experienced and attributed to this wonderful process of growing and developing, in Papa God’s time, our most precious faith and intimate relationship with The LORD. He provides us with His comfort and peace, His joy and refreshing, His enduring love and compassion, His mercy and grace, His encouragement, courage and strength, as well as, His lovingkindness and more than enough provision for all of our needs. When we are grounded and pounded, being made strong and thoroughly established in Papa God’s Truth, then we will flourish and produce a bountiful righteous harvest, in season, that will cause us to overflow with gratitude and thanksgiving. Blessings…
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