The Northfield

  2535 Shore Road

  Northfield, NJ 08225


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"So then, just as you have received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to walk in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thanksgiving" (Col. 2:6-7).

Christianity is more than a creed; it is a vital union with Christ, our lives centered in Him. There are several verbs in the above verses which characterize our relationship to God; walk....rooted....built up.

First, we are to walk as a Christian---"walk in Him" Walking in Him indicates motion and direction. It involves progress; one does not stand still during a walk. Then the Lord is our companion on our walk; we do not walk alone. Our walk is should match our talk.

A Christian is likened to a tree, rooted in Him. If we are to grow upward, our roots must reach downard, nourished in Him. Strong, deep roots in our lives strengthen us against the storms that beat on our lives.

Next we are to be built up in Him. As it takes time to complete a building, so it is a continuous process to be built up in Him. Stone by stone, brick by brick, our lives are built up according to the blueprint God has designed.

Walking...Growing... Building...These are steps in our Christian development. Walking goes on..indicating progress day by day. How far have we progressed in our walk with Him? Roots go down...indicating growth as we reach downward and nourish ourselves in His Word. Are we being strengthened by daily feeding on His Word? Building goes up...indicating outward growth in His likeness. Can others see Jesus likeness in our lives?

Going forward---growing inwardly and revealing Him outwardly----THIS IS OUR PRIVILEGE...Pardon the pun...This is a good Scripture to grow on....and with.

Have a wonderful Thursday...make a difference....Love mark Phil. 4:11

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