“Everyone then who hears these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain fell, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on rock” (Matthew 7:24-25)
Not if, but when.
If you’ve lived long enough, you know that storms in life are inevitable. Therefore, you build your life so that it can withstand the storms. Sure, for the majority of one’s life when things are going well or smooth sailing, having built for the storms of life is overkill. The things your life need to withstand the storms of life are not necessary during the normal course of your life. But that’s not why you built your life to withstand the storm. You built your life on solid foundation because you know storms inevitably come.
That solid foundation is Jesus and the Word of God.
The world is going through a storm. Things we are living through were unimaginable four months ago. If someone had told you that the world would come to a screeching halt, no more international or domestic travel, the entire cruise industry shut down, stores, malls, theaters, sporting events all shut down, that doctors in Spain and Italy would have to choose who would live and who would die as there wasn’t enough capacity to take in all the sick, you wouldn’t have believed them.
Not if, but when.
Build your life to withstand the storms. The key is to build your life on the solid foundation of Jesus Christ and God’s word. Commit to building your life on the word of God.
Here are some links that can help you do just that:
There are plenty of free tools online to help you read and study the Bible. That’s the first step in building your life on the foundation of Jesus Christ and God’s word.
Church, if you can grow and thrive as a disciple in this storm, there is little God cannot do with a church like that!