BUILD A SOLID FOUNDATION-“It has its foundation on the rock” Matthew 7:25

JESUS SAID, “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 winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall,
because it had its foundation on the rock” (vv.24-25 NIV).

When the storms of life come- and they will – it’s too late to lay a solid foundation. That’s when you
discover what kind of foundation your life is built on, so don’t short-change yourself by using shoddy
materials or taking shortcuts. Be willing to acknowledge your weaknesses and work on them. Some of the
strongest people you know needed help overcoming weaknesses at one time.

The pastor of a megachurch recalls his early days, when he prayed that God would increase the size of
his ministry. He writes “After days of silence the Lord answered by saying, ‘You’re concerned with building
the ministry but i’m concerned with building the man. Woe to the man whose ministry becomes bigger than he
is!’ Since then I’ve concerned myself more with praying for the minister than the ministry.
I’m becoming as i put my life daily into his hands.

He’s changing me- and He’s not finished yet. There’s so much more that needs to be done.Every day i see
more immaturity in me. But what a sharp contrast I am to what I was… and I trust God more than ever.
“So work on your relationship with God”.Build the truths of His Word into your life’s foundation,
and when the storms come you’ll be able to stand.

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