Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them, may be compared to a wise man who built his house on the rock.
Is your foundation firm?
How are skyscrapers able to stand? I had to do some research on their structures and their foundations. I learned after construction is complete, a building will always move. It can sink, rise, slide, or a combination of these motions. Foundations ensure a building can safely resist all actions they are likely to face during their service life, while remaining fit for use. Foundations anchor the building. The taller the building, the deeper the foundation needs to be structured.
Like a building, you need a firm foundation.
Luke 6:47-48 For everyone who comes to Me and listens to My words [in order to heed their teaching] and does (obeys) them, I will show you what he is like: 48 He is like a like a [far-sighted, practical, and sensible] man building a house, who dug and went down deep and laid a foundation upon the rock; and when a flood arose, the torrent broke against that house and could not shake or move it, because it had been securely built or founded on a rock. (Amplified Bible, Classic Edition AMPC, edited)
Your foundation has to be built on and sustained by faith. You will have trials, tribulations, tests, and challenges. You will feel you are sinking and sliding, as if you are on a roller coaster, up one day and down the next. You don’t have to concern yourself with whether the enemy orchestrated them, or where they came from; God allows them all. You are being tested and settled. You have to know if you will be still be standing after the storm.
James 1:2-4 My fellow believers, when it seems as though you are facing nothing but difficulties, see it as an invaluable opportunity to experience the greatest joy that you can! 3 For you know that when your faith is tested it stirs up in you the power of endurance. 4 And then as your endurance grows even stronger, it will release perfection into every part of your being until there is nothing missing and nothing lacking. (The Passion Translation TPT)
No matter what you face, when your foundation is firm, because you built it on the word, you will stand. You will be safe, victorious and remain on the battlefield, fit for use.
Please agree with me as I pray:
Father God, You are my foundation. My ability to continue to stand is because of You. Sometimes the blows are continuous, and they are heavy. Sometimes I am left reeling, and I can barely believe what’s happening. I repent for acting like I would not weather the storm. As if You had not prepared me and would not be there with me. Thank You for reminding me, it’s only a test. The reason I will still be fit for Your use is because I am Your child, and I know I stand on faith. My foundation is undergirded by Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection. My foundation is tested by my storms. My foundation is strengthened by my belief in Your love for me. My foundation is rock solid. Come what may, I will stand. Not because of me, personal fortitude won’t get it done. It is because of You. You stand up inside me. Yours are the footprints in the sand…
Ask the Lord what He wants to say to you about today’s devotional and journal His response as described here.