Devotional 5/10

For no man can lay a foundation other than the one which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is. 1 Corinthians 3:11, 13

There is only one secure foundation: A genuine, deep relationship with Jesus Christ, will carry you through any and all turmoil.
No matter what storms are raging all around you’ll stand firm if you stand on his love.

Charles Stanley

One of the most impacting testimonies are the ones where through it all someone is still standing. All that God builds is meant to last, and to overcome. Our design is to stay up, even if the whole world around us is collapsing. 

What we believe is our foundation. What we believe, infiltrates our behavior… and every now and then God will send fire our way to test our foundation. The scripture says that, if our lives are tested by fire and are consumed- then those things had their foundation outside of Christ.

Foundation:

  • the lowest load-bearing part of a building, typically below ground level
  • Infrastructure, base, footing, understructure
  • Underlying basis or principle

When I was studying architecture, I learned the importance of sustainability. Jesus as the great architect, gives us great advice about our own sustainability! The Lord Jesus told His followers, whoever comes to Me, and hears My sayings and does them, is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. When going through storms of life, we must know where we are standing and what type of foundation we have built.

The storms of life crash down on us, in a similar way that waves crash against a house. If the house is founded on bedrock, then it will not be destroyed. And likewise, if we are founded on THE ROCK, which is Jesus Christ our Lord- then we will be unshakeable. God wants us to be immoveable. Build on God, He is unshakeable!

Let’s pray:

Thank you Lord God, for the testing of our character and of our faith. Thank you for being faithful, even in those times when we are not. I pray this message helps us all reflect on our walks with you. I pray that we would all acknowledge the need to make amends or go back to basics and strengthen our cores. I pray we would not become complacent with what we have so far, but that we may hunger and thirst for you more and more each day. In Jesus name, Amen.

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