Shallow foundations of a house as compared to the deep foundations of a skyscraper. Source, Wikipedia
To put it bluntly, I seem to have a whole superstructure with no foundation. But I’m working on the foundation. Marilyn Monroe
“If you work the words into your life, you are like a smart carpenter who dug deep and laid the foundation of his house on bedrock. When the river burst its banks and crashed against the house, nothing could shake it; it was built to last. But if you just use my words in Bible studies and don’t work them into your life, you are like a dumb carpenter who built a house but skipped the foundation. When the swollen river came crashing in, it collapsed like a house of cards. It was a total loss.” Luke 6:48-49
We use new purchases, new addresses and even new relationships to make our world seem fresh. We try to cover internal doubts by building a public facade. We can even try to use church “work” to generate a new look for the house that we call our life. Our efforts can seem sincere, even to us, but without a strong foundation we are just putting form over substance. At the first storm, waters wash away our “new look” and we are left with who we are exposed for all to see.
God’s desire is for us to lay a foundation of doing what his word says. This strong foundation supports a strong and big life. When waters rise, our life will then withstand the surge of the storm. While our world may still be battered, we are not washed away.
No one sees you digging a foundation because the bulk of the dig is accomplished by you and you alone. Foundation digging not a public spectacle. It is one of the few things in the Kingdom of God that is not a team sport.
It is you…God…His word…and prayer.
Start laying a firm foundation for your life, your goals and your service to His church by starting and ending each day in prayer and study. By CONSISTENTLY digging each day, you build a foundation you can lay your future upon.
Click the links below to share with Facebook, Redit, StumbleUpon and email to your unchurched friends.