Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | October 14, 2021

Knit Together With Him

“And not holding fast to the Head, from whom the whole body, nourished and knit together through its joints and ligaments grows with a growth that is from God.”  Colossians 2:19 (ESV)

Computers can definitely be challenging.  A few weeks ago (at not a good time), my computer landed in front of the Geek Squad. Yes, you got it – every writer’s nightmare.  No computer…no writing happening.  Plus, due to a busy schedule my files had not been backed up for quite a while.  Only one thing to do – take a deep breath and pray really hard that at least my files could be retrieved.

After not so patiently waiting for two days, the Geek Squad called;  my computer was ready for pickup.  The problem was a simple fix for the specialists – the operating system wasn’t functioning which is basically the control center for a computer. Not only does it manage the computer’s memory and processes, but it also enables the software and hardware to function properly.  Bottom line without an operating system, a computer is basically useless.

Sound familiar?   Jesus Christ, the Head of the body, is our spiritual operating system.  He is the only One who holds it all together, and without Him all our attempts to navigate this journey are useless.  When we stay connected to His Word, we are strengthened and empowered to accomplish His purposes. Leaning into Jesus means we are drawing deep from His character and His wisdom.  Knit together with Him, we are nourished and positioned for abundant growth.

John 4:34 reminds us how Jesus was nourished as He walked on this earth – “My food is to do the will of Him who sent me and to accomplish His work.”   Jesus’ nourishment flows to the entire body of Christ whom He cherishes and loves – together we are One working in sync together to fulfill God’s purposes.

Paul’s exhortation in Colossians 2:19 specifically challenges this group of believers in Colossae to not cave into the faulty thinking of those around them. To stand strong, unwavering  and not dismiss Jesus’ place as Head of the body of Christ.  He is our Supreme authority and apart from Him growth will be impossible.

Sweet friends, we are wise if we heed Paul’s exhortation.  Our world is full of beliefs which attempt to decrease and minimize the sovereign rule of our Lord Jesus Christ.  So easy to fall into this trap when we start entertaining “self” as being more relevant or move others into Jesus’  place –  divinely ordained by God.  If we truly want to grow and flourish in our lives, then we must surrender our hearts and walk in total submission to God’s will.  Accepting Jesus as the Head, laying down our will and choosing to embrace His authority will position us to experience fruitful growth beyond our imagination.


“Father, free us from the tendency to place the visible in control versus relinquishing control to You.  Help us to walk unswervingly in step with Jesus as He leads the body of Christ in glorifying Your name.”

For His Glory

Janet Martin
TRBC Women’s Life

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