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. See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ. Colossians 2:6-8
Jesus described the Christian life as a branch that grows because its connected to the vine. Paul says we are to be rooted in Him (Jesus). When we are we are connected to Him, we are strengthened in faith and overflowing with thankfulness. And we are protected from worldly ways of living.
How is my connection with Christ? Am I drawing strength, wisdom, and joy from my conversations with the Lord?
God, what a difference it is knowing You and being renewed daily in my thinking, faith, love, joy, peace, patience, goodness, kindness, and long suffering. Help me stay rooted in You.