FOUNDATION

 

I know that we all remember the song that we sang as children of the “wise man building his house”.

If you recall the song and I know your children/grandchildren still sing it today, it talks about the decisions the wise man made compared to the ones the foolish man made and then the ‘rains came’.

This is a song that we sing that is taken from the bible verses of Matthew 7:24-27 Jesus says: ‘Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a wise 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. But anyone who hears my teaching and doesn’t obey it is foolish, like a person who builds a house on sand. When the rains and floods come and the winds beat against that house, it will collapse with a mighty crash’.

So, the question is can we tell in our lives what type foundation we have and are building on?

Every person that reads this article (and even the ones that don’t read it) will experience ‘rain’ in their lives.

As I have said numerous times in the past we are “busy’ people living in a microwave world which means we want everything ‘instantly’.

The problem with the justification of that term ‘busy’ is there will come a time when we will be forced to ‘slow down’ and deal with ‘torrent rain’ in our lives.

When those times come is when we will truly see where we have been building our ‘foundations’, either on the sand or the bedrock!

As we all know we want to build on the bedrock but are we putting in the time and energy that we need to be ready when the ‘storms’ come?

We need to look at where we are spending our time today and make adjustments as needed so our house (life) want ‘collapse with a mighty crash’!

Ronnie West