Without a firm foundation a house will not stand; so it is with our plans for life. We must not go about life in a haphazard way, juggling this project and that project, only to hold our heads in frustration when our plans fail miserably.
“Why?” we may whine to God, “why didn’t you let it work out?”
Then, I can imagine God answering, “Let’s see, did you follow my instructions?”
“Yes, I did almost everything that you asked me to do to get my ministry working, except….”
I have to remind myself that “except one thing” isn’t equal to “giving my all.” If I want to have a good result, I must follow all of God’s will, not just the parts that I choose to do because it doesn’t cost me as much time.
The bible speaks of the house that was built on a rock and one that was built on the sand. The one with the firm foundation was able to withstand the storms. So it is in our spiritual walk with God. We must build our walk with God on a solid rock foundation if we expect to get lasting results.
When people fall away from the church because the pressure of the world is too great, it can be attributed to their foundation. When you have your feet firmly planted on the rock, and a made up mind to serve the Lord with gladness and singleness of heart; circumstances can shake you up sometimes, but they can not destroy you unless you haven’t taken the time to establish a firm foundation.
Our hopes and dreams are floating in the air, and unless we attach those ambitions to a foundation and get to work in faith, they will vanish as a vapor. I want my life to count. I want to accomplish significant things in my life that God has called me to do. I want to fulfill God’s purpose and have no regrets because I forgot to follow all of his instructions. He is leading us to a deeper relationship in him, and that will require trust and obedience.
What is a writer? Someone who writes. For me, writing means to observe the world in a fresh way; it gives us encouragement when we are struggling to follow the path, and hope that we can keep pressing towards the mark. Writing gives us grace for the journey, and shines light into the darkened places of our soul.