“But why do you call Me “Lord, Lord,” and not do the things which I say? Whoever comes to Me, and hears My sayings and does them, I will show you whom he is like: He is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently against that house, and could not shake it, for it was founded on the rock. But he who heard and did nothing is like a man who built a house on the earth without a foundation, against which the stream beat vehemently; and immediately it fell. And the ruin of that house was great.” Luke 6:46-49
I remember my grandparents house very vividly. Perhaps it reminds me of the Miranda Lambert song, “The House That Built Me”. I remember being a young girl into my teen years walking through the home and whether it was the morning or night I walked carefully with every sound being heard. The house was a country home a good ways off the highway. Quiet and peaceful. You could hear every move though due to the home being on blocks. It didn’t have a solid foundation. Every creak, loud step, motion, was heard or felt. Just on the outside. The inside was completed with love, strength, and faithfulness.
As I think back I realize what a beautiful illustration the Lord left me with those memories. As a youth director I teach on a strong foundation in Christ many times a year. The importance of having a sturdy foundation and not just shakeable blocks – not relying on the outside world. The foundation the world gives us will be shaken, unsteady, and not secure. But the inside, it can change things. It can change our perspective, attitude, and strength. If we are strong on the inside nothing in this world can dig and ruin our foundation. Give your heart to Jesus and build the right foundation and your mind, soul, and ears will follow. Jesus defeated the cross because he knew his foundation was solid. He knew his purpose, and his love. You can too.
“For no one can lay down any foundation other than the one we already have, Jesus Christ.”
1 Corinthians 3:11 NLT
There’s no foundation like the foundation we find in Jesus. Strong, sturdy, and unshakeable. Build that today.