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The rain descended, the roof got rusty, now let’s check the foundation…

 

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Although the roof is half blown off, notice on the left that the light is piercing through and forming an image of the CROSS 

Isn’t it an exciting time when building a new house? We can hardly wait to see the laying of the foundation.
The word foundation is described as the lowest load-bearing part of a building, typically below ground level. Also, An underlying basis or principle for something.
Some days it can be challenging to keep ourselves grounded, and remembering that Christ is our firm foundation.

MATTHEW 7:24-27
24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:
25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.
26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:
27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.

To build upon a rock” means to be a hearing, responding disciple, not a phony, superficial one. Practicing obedience becomes the solid foundation to weather the storms of life.
Like a house of cards, the fool’s life crumbles. Most people do not deliberately seek to build a false or inferior foundation; instead, they just don’t think about life’s purpose.
Part of our responsibility as believers is to help others stop and think about where their lives are headed and to point out the consequences of ignoring Christ’s Message.

FRUITFUL OBSERVATION: We all know far to well that we are going to face a many of storms in this lifetime. We need the security and protection that Christ offers us daily, as well as the confidence of our eternal life. No one likes to think of death, but it is a part of this life.

Let’s build our solid foundation with hope in Christ through our faith today and every day!

The foundation, a door and a window…thats all that remains…

Wow, so many changes take place in our lives and before we know it our life has changed so much that there isn’t much that remains the same. I recently retired and closed my business due to not being able to continue the line of work that I had done for twenty years due to having neck and back issues, but enough about that because I’m a firm believer that ┬áthis was all due to God’s timing. A time to now work spiritually harder instead of physically harder. God’s work is a lot more fun by the way:)

Why is it that when we are taken out of our comfort zone we begin to get discouraged some days and find it hard to remember that God is always with us? His Word tells us that He never leaves us nor forsakes us. Recently I drove by the building that I used to lease space and operate my skincare and nail care business. To my surprise…it had totally been remodeled and ALL that remained that gave a hint of my existence there was the foundation, door and window… I said this is too profound and I just know that God has a message in this some how for me. So, here I am with my first blog ever. I’m not even sure how all of this works, but I trust that God has a new direction for my life as I set out to find my purpose for Him in 2016. A time in my life like never before. I have always worked by an appointment book that met the needs of others all day long and usually in forty five minute increments…I didn’t have much time for me. I have struggled with the fact that I’m not quite as “in demand” as I used to be, or “needed”, But I am learning how to rest in God’s independence instead of my own. AND Don’t think for a moment that this has been an easy change over…I’ve always heard that as Christians, We must die to our “old” nature and be ready to follow Him whatever the cost. I recently had the thought that while I’ve had some really low days excepting all of the changes, and trying to accept this new way of life, I’ve realized that perhaps this is exactly what dying to the old way of life, Kim’s way of life being totally in control and in charge that I’ve finally come to realize that I’ve honestly mourned it like a death. I look back over the past two years and I’ve experienced all of the emotions that go along with the acceptance and healing from the loss of a loved one…So with this said, I believe that it’s time to allow God to use me to help others in the way that He desires…I’ve mourned it long enough…For faith to trust Him more as I go:)

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