We received our Lord, Christ Jesus, by faith, and we are to walk with Him the same way, by faith. In Him we are to be rooted, built up and established in the faith, in abundance and with thanksgiving.
We are thankful because faith receives what the Lord has done. Thanksgiving is made for what is given unto us. Faith lays hold of the promises of God with such surety that thanksgiving is made before it is seen in the natural. What we begin in the spirit, by faith, cannot be perfected in the flesh. The same way we began our walk of faith, we continue–not adding anything that pertains to our own ability.
A walk implies a step by step movement. God cannot guide a parked car. In Christ, we move and have our being; and in Him, we have His life in abundance. He is the author and finisher of our faith and gives us what is needed with each step we take. It’s as though we have a blindfold covering our eyes and we put our hand in His hand, trusting Him completely. We do not wonder where He is taking us because as long as He is with us, we walk in our Promise Land, from glory to glory!
Colossians 2:6-7 “As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving.”