WRB- Walk, Rooted and Built in Christ



“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.” (NKJV)

“Therefore as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, walk in [union with] Him [reflecting His character in the things you do and say—living lives that lead others away from sin], having been deeply rooted [in Him] and now being continually built up in Him and [becoming increasingly more] established in your faith, just as you were taught, and overflowing in it with gratitude.” (AMP)


Paul warns the believers in Colossians about the dangers of false teachers and doctrine. Seeing that exposure to worldly based philosophy can threaten their faith, Paul reminds the believers how to continue growing in Christ. He agonizes for them to truly understand that Jesus is superior to false alternatives.


Working in the construction industry with my family, our roofers always use a special material called felt underpayment to protect our customers’ new roofs from leaks and damages. This material is also known as a WRB – Weather Resistant Barrier.

Paul gives us three ways to live; WRB – Walk, Rooted, and Built in Christ! We must establish our faith and continue to grow. Doing these three things protects us from the distractions and lies we face today while following Jesus. No matter how good or harmless worldly philosophies seem, without Jesus, it will eventually destroy our faith and leave us exposed to elements that causes leaks, damages or even drought in our life.

DISCUSSION QUESTION: Out of the WRB – Walk, Rooted and Built in Christ, which is the hardest one for you to do? How can our Sistahgurl group support you in that area of your faith?

Walking with Christ requires us to follow Him. We have to let Him lead, not us leading the way and Christ is behind following us. We can trust and let Him guide us today. We cannot be built up in Christ, unless we first be rooted in Him. The most important part of the tree is not what you see above, but underground. Our devotional time in the secret place, in prayer and in His word, cultivates the stability we need to withstand the storms of life. Once our foundation is established, we can build our life from the same material found in the Word. We need to know what the Word says so that can continually be strengthened in the faith we were taught.

The result of walking, being rooted and built up in Christ is a heart that is filled and overflowing with thankfulness. We can be thankful that Jesus is more than enough for us. We can be thankful that we are made whole and complete because of His love and sacrifice.


Lord, thank you for reminding us that above everything we have ever learned in life, the single most important thing is that YOU LOVE US. No other teaching or world view will ever change that truth. As your daughters, we let that truly sink into our hearts. Today, we commit to Walk, Rooted and Built in you Jesus!

No more will we allow or justify the lies of the world. We can be confident and stand firm on Your Word as our truth, guide and foundation. We no longer will be influenced by the world, but be influencers of your Word! Holy Spirit, help us to never get too comfortable, that we forget or neglect the basic foundations of our faith in Jesus. Help us to remain firm and steadfast; to be disciplined, unshakable and without wavering in our faith.

Lord, thank you for our renewed mind and for real transformation. Thank you for making us strong, complete, and beautifully redeemed. In Jesus mighty name we pray. Amen!


Fruit Bearing Branches

Colossians 1:10 (TPT)
S: (v.10) We pray that you would walk in the ways of true righteousness, pleasing God in every good thing you do. Then you’ll become fruit-bearing branches, yielding to His life, and maturing in the rich experience of knowing God in his fullness.”
O: The Apostle Paul develops inspired writings while imprisoned in Colossae. He partners with other believers in the ministry to encourage the Colossians in the hope of knowing God, pleasing God in all that they do so that they may become fruit-bearing.
A: I so love all of the prayers which Paul prayed in Colossians Chapter 1. He prayed that the Colossians would grow, understand their right standing in Christ, and desire to please God in everything that they do. He further explains that they will become fruit-bearing branches. Great imagery! It reminds me of my motherhood where I teach my children core values for life so that they can become productive citizens in the world. We understand who Christ is and who we are through reading scripture. Our union with Him will develop a fruitful character and fruitful conduct evident for the world to see. That is when we become productive and fruitful citizens empowered to make a difference in our world.
P: Heavenly Father, thank you for this study. I pray that I and my sistahgurl friends will learn of your ways daily. We pray to please you in everything we do. We also pray that our connectedness to you will produce fruit in our lives, so that we are enabled to share your sweet fruit with others. Making us fruitful as well as productive believers in this world. Amen.


You Have a New Wardrobe


S. (scripture) Colossians 3:9-11 (MSG)9-11

Don’t lie to one another. You’re done with that old life. It’s like a filthy set of ill-fitting clothes you’ve stripped off and put in the fire. Now you’re dressed in a new wardrobe. Every item of your new way of life is custom-made by the Creator, with his label on it. All the old fashions are now obsolete. Words like Jewish and non-Jewish, religious and irreligious, insider and outsider, uncivilized and uncouth, slave and free, mean nothing. From now on everyone is defined by Christ, everyone is included in Christ.

O.(observation) In these verses of Scripture, Paul is not only telling the Believers in Colossae how not to live but why they should live a certain way. Using the analogy of a new custom-fitted wardrobe, Paul parallels it with their new humanity in Jesus Christ. He reminds the Christians in Colossae and you and I today that since God has given us a new custom-fitted wardrobe (so to speak), we have a responsibility to strip off and get rid of the old stuff, for it no longer befits us. The new wardrobe ironically isn’t about what we wear but refers to the condition of our heart which dictates our thoughts and actions. In other words, Paul is letting us know that because God has made our hearts anew, what we think, say, and do should reflect our new humanity (new wardrobe) in Christ, as we are clothed in His image.

A.(application) Not too long ago, I gave a dress of mine to my granddaughter that I had held for 20+ years with hopes of one day fitting into again! Though I could have possibly lost the weight to fit the dress, the dress no longer fitted me. What I mean is that the dress was designed for a much younger person more than someone my age. As I reflect on the day, I gave the dress to my granddaughter (who happened to love it, thinkin it was retro), I can better hear what Paul is telling us. As we grow in Christ, we should desire to let go of some habits, practices, or behaviors that no longer resemble who we are. I realize that letting go may be challenging for us (remember, I held my dress a long time), yet, when we let go of things for God’s glory, He empowers us to do so.

P.(prayer) Father, I pray that my Sistahgurl will be empowered today to let go of the old wardrobe and put on the new wardrobe you have custom-designed for her.