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The desire of my heart is to become the person God dreams of and share those dreams with others; to unleash personal and corporate creativiy within the church, overflowing it with passion and freedom while searching for the face and character of God.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

God is First

Today's Prayer

Dear God, You are great and You are powerful. Show me the way, give me the insight, help me to know what to do and say to reach the lost around me. I pray for wisdom, for boldness, for the words to say, for understanding of their cultures, their situations, and their needs.
Please give me the means and the knowledge to influence their minds, stir their emotions, engage their spirits, that Your Holy Spirit might prick their consciences and move upon them that they will call upon You to save their souls.
Please examine my life and show me any unclean thing that I may repent and ask Your forgiveness. I do not want anything to stand in the way of
Building a Solid Foundation

Today God Is First,

But everyone who hears these words of Mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. - Matthew 7:26

There were two kinds of people in the days of Jesus. Some heard the words that Jesus spoke and were awed by His wisdom and understanding, but did nothing about what they heard.

Others heard those words and acted on them. Jesus said that those who heard the words but failed to put them into practice were foolish and likened them to building a house on sand. How foolish, indeed, it would be to build a house on sand.

The person who followed what Jesus taught was a person who would be sure to weather life's storms.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).

You never know how well your house is built until it is tested by the elements. Torrential rains reveal the quality of your roof. Wind and cold reveal how well your home is insulated. Heat and sun reveal the quality of your paint and siding. All these elements reveal whether a solid foundation has been laid to make your home a secure and lasting place to live.Many of us find that we have given only lip service to God's commands. We are faced with the reality that our foundations are not strong enough to weather life's storms. How do we react when the trials come? Do we fret and worry? Do we take life into our hands? Do we respond inappropriately when we don't get what we want? The Lord uses these times to help us recognize whether our foundations are sand or rock.

Ask the Lord today if you have built on His rock. If so, you can be comforted to know that you can weather any storm that may come your way.

Thank you Shari:)

1 comment:

Vicki said...

Amen, my sweet friend, amen. Love and hugs, vicki


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