Friday, November 29, 2013

Overflow with Thankfulness - Colossians 2:6-7

Colossians 2:6-7 -- “6 And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to follow him. 7 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.”

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True thankfulness is not something that we can master on our own. We humans are selfish people, who do not naturally give or offer thanks. We want to take the credit, we want recognition and power. We want to show the world what we have done.

However, God does not work that way. God wants what we do to be for the good of all, not just for ourselves. God wants us to love one another. We cannot do that I we are only looking out for ourselves.

James 2:26 -- “Just as the body is dead without breath, so also faith is dead without good works.”

Our actions and our good works come from our faith, we do not gain faith by doing good works. When we build our lives on His truth and follow our Lord Jesus Christ, our faith will grow. As our faith grows, our heart will overflow with thankfulness.

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