Your strong foundation

'Why do you call me, "Lord, Lord," and do not do what I say?' Luke 6:46 NIV

Jesus told a story of two men who built houses (see Matthew 7:24-27). The wise one built his house on solid rock; the foolish one built his on sand. When a storm hit both houses, only the wise man's was left standing. Jesus wasn't comparing wisdom with foolishness, because we can all be wise and foolish. He was comparing the two foundations we can choose to build our lives on.

When things get bad, when we're overwhelmed, when we don't know which way to turn, when we feel we have no strength left - what is it that gets us through? It's not our wisdom, or how often we go to church, or how 'good' we are as people. It's what we're founded on. It should be God himself - his wisdom, his strength, his protection. We can sometimes struggle in the midst of life's storms. How we respond shows what we've founded our lives on.

When the storms of life come, the only way to get through them is to do what God says. Because God is faithful to keep his promises. Our obedience aligns us with his Word, his will, and his power to act on our behalf. As we walk in obedience, God enables us to come through the storm we're facing, no matter how long and hard it rages.

So what now? Ask God to show you areas in your life built on sand instead of on rock. Thank him that he is building up strong foundations in those areas.

Soulfood: 2 Sam 22:31-51 2 Sam 23 2 Sam 24:1-25 John 4:13-26 Ps 32 Pro 23:29-35,

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