Faith Gets You Beautiful Experiences (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 288)
Colossians 2:7 (NLT)
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.
We’ve been taught to believe that we will reap what we sow. It is a true fact of life. What you put out will come back to you double. This is one of the reasons God wants us to grow strong and mature spiritually. When we do, we become more like Christ and what we allow him to put into us, we will in turn reflect that to the world.
If you sow unfairness, you will reap double the unfairness that you sow. If you sow love, you will reap double the love that you sow. This goes for every aspect of life. If you don’t help other people who need help, then you can’t expect anyone to help you in your time of need. This is the law of sowing and reaping. If you plant one apple seed, you will get a return of a tree full of apples.
Positive or negative, good or bad, you will get back to you what you put out. God then wants us to sow in faith. When we live by faith and trust God in faith, we open up the door for God to do amazing things in and through our lives. “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.”
A life that is rooted and grounded in God is the first step to growing our faith. God strengthens the faith of those who trust him with their lives. Everything God does, he does through grace and by faith. He sent his Son to die for us by grace and we can have eternal life through faith. He created us by grace and we can live an abundant life through faith. It is impossible to live the life God intends for us to live without faith.
When we exercise our faith, it grows. When we sow in faith, we reap double what we thought we would receive. And that results in a continuous attitude of thankfulness and appreciation for what God does in our lives. Faith is going where God says to go, doing what God says to do, being who God says to be without reservation or apology. If you sow faith, you will reap strength, grace, and unexpectedly beautiful experiences.
“Faith isn’t the ability to believe long and far into the misty future. It’s simply taking God at His Word and taking the next step.”
— Joni Erickson Tada