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
It’s impossible to please God the Father & the Lord Jesus without knowing what actually pleases Them. So how do we know what pleases Them if we can’t physically go up to Them and ask? THE BIBLE. This book was created by men, inspired by the very real Holy Spirit, to help us all know the will and desires of God. It’s in this book that we can learn God’s thoughts, desires and above all, what pleases Him.
Unfortunately, many unbelievers, and sadly even believers, due to various excuses (especially in this day and age where billions are invested in escapism attractions and time consuming social media apps) don’t have a clue as to what pleases God anymore. They have neglected feeding their mind, especially their subconscious mind, with the Word of God.
So many once upon a time accepted Jesus as their Lord and Saviour, and even started out in their journey of faith well, but along the way, crashed and haven’t recovered.
We need to make it a discipline, a priority, to meditate on the bible and ABOVE ALL, act upon what God teaches us, applying it to our daily lives.
We need to be rooted into the Bible. Let’s picture this, the Bible is the soil, and we are the seed; we must take our time to grow our roots deeper and deeper into the soil, so that when we have mature and turn into a tree, when the wind blows, the storm comes and tribulation occur, because we are so rooted in the word, we will keep standing and overcome the devil.
Look what the Lord Jesus said:
Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock. Matthew 7:24 NLT