Thursday, February 12, 2009

What are You Building On?

“'Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock. Though the rain comes in torrents and the floodwaters rise and the winds beat against that house, it won’t collapse because it is built on bedrock.'" Matthew 7:24-25 NLT

What are you building your life on? Is it your financial power? Or maybe your educational background? Perhaps it's your reputation? Or a noble cause?

We all build our lives on something. We have values, traditions, goals or any number of things that we use as a foundation. Jesus said that the storms of life are inevitable. They will come and crash against us. The storms of illness, job loss, broken relationships, emotional challenges and any other hardships you can think of.

Sounds terrible. But Jesus also promised that by building our lives on Him, we will stand firm in the storms of life's challenges.

So how do we build on Jesus? First, we accept a relationship with Him as our Lord and Savior. Next, we ask for His Spirit to enter and empower us. And last, but not in the bit least, we spend time reading and obeying His word.

The storms of life will buffet us. Who or what are you building your life on?

"When the storms of life come, the wicked are whirled away,
but the godly have a lasting foundation."
Proverbs 10:25

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