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!