Daily Devotional – Thursday, December 2, 2021
"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 2:7, NLT)
The more I contemplate the idea that our spiritual lives can be viewed in light of plant growth, the more I realize just how perfect an analogy it is. For instance, without the sun life on our planet wouldn’t exist; likewise, without the Son, Jesus, no spiritual life exists. Plants must be rooted into good soil to flourish; the Bible is God’s perfect soil, containing the nutrients for spiritual growth. However, without water a plant will die even if in perfect soil, because it needs the liquid to draw up the essential nutrients; much like the Holy Spirit, who teaches us the deeper meanings contained in God’s Word, that we simply cannot fathom on our own. A plant needs sun, soil and water to thrive; we, too, need time spent with the Son, rooted in the soil of scripture, with regular submission to the Holy Spirit so that He can do His amazing work of transformation in our lives. Long story short…if you want to grow spiritually mature in your Christian faith, you need to spend time with God in prayer, you need to spend time reading and studying His Word, and you need to live in obedience to the voice and work of the Holy Spirit in your life. Today, be a good plant and let your roots grow down deep into Him!
First licensed for pastoral ministry in 1994, Pastor Jane Peck has served in camp and church ministries in three denominations, five provinces and in a variety of roles. Her most recent position is that of Pastor at Hope Chapel which she began in 2020. She is excited to see what God can and will do in the days to come!