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.
Faith is a journey. Believing in Jesus is just the trail head. Experiencing the adventure and beauty God has planned takes a little participation. He is the Guide. We must follow.
Church was an integral part of my life growing up. I always believed in Jesus and God’s salvation. Even through my rebellious years when I shut God out, I still believed. Each Sunday School lesson or sermon was an exhibit in the visitor’s center. I was gathering knowledge, but had not ventured down the path.
My walk began in the Disciple Bible study which required me to pray and read Scripture almost every day. I began putting the pieces of God’s story together and recognized that His love is more than words in a story. I experienced God’s love for the first time.
My relationship with God grew and I began to recognize His work in my life. Step by step I have learned to trust Him when I can’t see around the next corner or I stand at a
fork in the road. Knowledge has grown into experience, or as today’s verse says, my faith has grown strong in the truth I was taught. I overflow with thankfulness.
Where are you on your journey? Venture further down the exciting path! Your Guide is ready.