Firmly Grounded: Integrating our Faith in God

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“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.” Colossians 2:6-7

We live in a world filled with distractions and needs from others, but God has called us to be firmly grounded in our faith more deeply than ever before. In Colossians 2:6-7, a scripture that resonates with our topic, God reminds us to live our lives rooted in him, strengthened in faith, and overflowing with thankfulness. This scripture shapes our worldview and helps us understand our daily actions and who we interact with. Everything we do should reflect who God is for us and who he is. It’s not easy when we are distracted left and right and don’t have the best discipline when working or living our lives.

Integrating our faith in God into our daily routines entails constantly seeking God’s guidance in our decision-making, exhibiting God-like character in our relationships, and demonstrating love to others in our lives even when we don’t agree with situations. Being thoroughly founded in our faith encompasses our attitudes, priorities, and answers to life’s issues, which we can apply on the job, at home, and among our friends. Remaining deeply rooted in our faith could also mean exploring opportunities to serve people in need through humanitarian organizations like ADRA.

Navigating the intersection of faith and career can be both gratifying and difficult for young professionals. However, embracing a firm foundation in our faith can provide us with a guiding light in this world of distractions. Remembering the following practical strategies could help us embody this principle:

Intentional Reflection:

Dedicating time daily for personal reflection on our spiritual journey with God. Start the day by engaging in prayer, meditation, or scripture reading to gain perspective and clarity for navigating professional challenges with wisdom and grace.

Integrity in Action:

Letting our faith inform our work ethic and integrity. Demonstrating honesty, transparency, and treating colleagues and clients with respect and kindness in all interactions. Our daily actions should reflect the character of God even in difficult situations; it’s always important to keep him at heart and present ourselves to the best of our ability.

Engagement in Service:

Seeking service opportunities that are consistent with our faith principles. Consider volunteering with humanitarian nonprofit organizations like ADRA (Adventist Development and Relief Agency), to make a difference in the lives of people. Participating with ADRA can have a significant influence on those in need, whether through hands-on experiences like Connections mission trips, donations, or fundraisers.

Through ADRA we can put our faith into action to express our love, compassion, and support for disadvantaged children, families, and communities around the world. Visit adra.org to learn how to get involved in ADRA Connections trips and become an ADRA angel. #ADRAconnections

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