Friends, this theme was inspired by a song I had during my workout this morning. Our roots are in Christ, our reach is to those He puts in our lives, and the realm in which we operate is in the Spirit.
Ministry and marketplace leaders need to be firmly rooted in Christ, so we can role model behavior for others. We must reach those, especially those closest to us, for our ministry starts at home. And we must keep an eternal perspective, living and thinking in the realm of the Spirit.
• Colossians 2:6-7 (NIV): "So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in Him, rooted and built up in Him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness."
• Jeremiah 17:7-8 (NLT): "But blessed are those who trust in the LORD and have made the LORD their hope and confidence. They are like trees planted along a riverbank, with roots that reach deep into the water. Such trees are not bothered by the heat or worried by long months of drought. Their leaves stay green, and they never stop producing fruit."
• Matthew 28:19-20 (NIV): "Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."
• Hebrews 13:16 (NLT): "And don’t forget to do good and to share with those in need. These are the sacrifices that please God."
• Romans 8:5 (NIV): "Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires."
• Ephesians 2:19-22 (NLT): "So now you Gentiles are no longer strangers and foreigners. You are citizens along with all of God’s holy people. You are members of God’s family. Together, we are His house, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets. And the cornerstone is Christ Jesus himself. We are carefully joined together in Him, becoming a holy temple for the Lord."
We are rooted in Christ, reaching out to others in His love, and living in the realm of the Spirit.
Your aspiring servant, Daniel M.
December 5, 2023
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