“If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister;” (v.23)
“Mommy, pick me up.” I hear that a lot from my youngest child. She throws her arms around my neck and clings to me, as if she is certain I will never let her fall.
Sometimes, I whisper this to my heavenly Father. “God, pick me up. Hold me. Don’t let me fall.”
This world is a scary place. Every day, I hear more and more news of Christians falling away from the faith, of wars being fought and battles lost, both spiritually and politically. If I only looked around, I would tremble and fall. But I look up.
Our faith is grounded in Christ. He is our security and our strength when the world rises against us and a war is waged for our soul. Through Him, we have the ability to bear fruit even in the most desolate of seasons and through the darkest of nights. Out of His amazing life comes our abundant life, rich and overflowing with His goodness and bringing forth abundant fruit. (Stephanie Carey)
Because Christ lives, we have abundant life that bears fruit in Him.
This devotional is the Tuesday, May 3, 2016 entry of Opening the Word.