Foundations

A good foundation makes all the difference in building a house or in building a life. Years ago when we lived in Las Vegas and worked at a church right off the Strip, I would drive every day through construction zones. They are always building something in Las Vegas. For a year, I would drive by this one particular building in progress and watched it begin below ground level to being a finished condominiums 45 stories high. What was interesting to me was that the foundation is laid below street level and began by digging deep. Then layer by layer the foundation was laid and to me, it felt like it took forever. Then one day the foundation was sealed and concrete laid smooth right at street level. Had I not driven by every day I would assume laying a foundation was a shallow and easy thing. But it is not. It is a dig deep and layer it correctly thing. Once the foundation was done, it felt like the building came together quickly. It just grew upwards until it was done and finally, the construction zone signs were taken down and the crew moved onto it’s next project.

When building a foundation of faith for your life- God doesn’t start at street level. He digs deep. He begins in the dark places no one sees or even knows about. He digs up dirt and makes room for pipes of grace and a framework of trust. It isn’t easy or fun but it is absolutely necessary.

If you want your life with God to reach high, you have to allow Him to dig deep.

How? Invite him to be the general contractor of your faith and life. Let him in and ask him to build you up. He will and He is good at it. Then follow his directions and do what He says. It isn’t complicated but that doesn’t mean it is easy. Be brave and trust God. He wants to build your faith so that it will not be shaken by the earthquakes or destroyed by the storms of life.

“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. (Matthew 7:24, 25 NIV)

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