YOU CAN'T GET A TATTOO! I THOUGHT YOU SAID YOU WERE A CHRISTIAN?
April 18, 2014
Your way or God's way?
June 6, 2014
"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 that existed back in the time period that Jesus walked this earth. Some heard what Jesus said and were amazed by His wisdom and many miracles that He performed, but did NOTHING - and took no action from what they saw. Others heard what He said and made it happen. Jesus said that those who heard the words but failed to put them into practice were FOOLISH and compared them to building a house on sand. I think everyone today can agree that it would be pretty crazy to build a house on sand :)
A person who actually did what Jesus taught was definitely a person who would be able to go through any difficult place in 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).
You will never realize how strong and solid your “house” is until its tested by the weather. Consistent rain tells you how well your roof is. Freezing cold temperatures tell you how insulated your house is. Blazing temperatures will tell you the quality of the paint around the house. All of these different things will reveal whether a solid foundation was laid to make your home last.
Some of us realize that talk is cheap. We know that our house is not solid. We know if the foundation was made with cheap materials. How do we react when our job lays us off? When our bills are behind, When we don’t see eye to eye with our loved ones. Do we fall apart and worry? Do we take life into our hands? Do we respond inappropriately (slam doors & curse) when we don't get what we want? The Lord uses these times to help us recognize whether our foundations are sand or solid as a rock. Ask the Lord today to help you build a solid foundation. If so, you can be assured and know with all your heart that you can survive ANY storm that may come your way. Make the decision today to truly WALK BY FAITH AND NOT BY SIGHT! Just because you can’t see the air doesn’t mean you stop breathing. And just because you can’t see God doesn’t mean He’s not with you. Dream big, work hard and keep your faith in God’s plan. Let Him be your solid rock that will NEVER fail.