Subject: The Foundation (Luke 6:46-49)
46And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?
47Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will show you to whom he is like:
48He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock.
49But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that without a foundation built an house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great.
One morning, after an intense meeting, I was evaluating the information that was shared and wondering what was God saying to me. As a habit, I reflect and pray to verify the relevance of the natural issue to a spiritual need in my life. I have found that, in most cases, there is a spiritual significance. And so it was in this meeting and the walk through the sanctuary.
I was walking through the sanctuary of the church, when I felt the unevenness in the floor of the church. I remembered discussing the unusual amount of rainstorms we were getting and the possibility of water eroding away the foundation of the church. We discussed getting a professional onsite to give us his findings. That’s when it hit me. God is warning us to go back and reevaluate our personal foundation of the Blood, the Word and the Water.
There are a plethora of challenges coming at us every day and they erode away at our spiritual foundation. We must stop long enough each day to refocus, reaffirm and recount the need for and the power of the Blood of Jesus Christ. It is not enough to say what you know about the Blood, Word and Water. It is more important to know that the Blood still works and it is still working in your life, supplying you with strength to overcome, joy to remain firm and faith to believe in God’s plan for your life.
Jesus said that a man needs to dig deep and lay his foundation. He did not say that He would do it for us but that we must commit to doing it ourselves. The tools are available to all of us but the desire to dig must come from you!