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Minister's Minute: Are you building your life to last through the storm?

A strong spiritual foundation is the key to a successful life
Hope on the horizon

“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.” Matthew 7:24. 

Every house has a foundation. A house refers not only to a home but to your life, dreams, family, purpose and relationships. No house will stand for long unless it has a strong foundation. We need a strong foundation. 

“See, I lay a stone in Zion, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone for a sure foundation; the one who relies on it will never be stricken with panic.” Isaiah 28:16.

Today we can see a lot of cracks and panic all around us. If you wind up with cracks and panic in the walls of your life, it is usually due to a faulty or shifting foundation. Panic and cracks within your family, your kids. Panic in your finances, your relationships, your politics. Also, very sensitive and current racial panic and class cracks in our culture and society. The panic in our lives has broken out everywhere around us and among us. As a result, we spend a great amount of our time, effort and money trying to patch up the cracks so we can make things only look better. And for a while they do look better. But these are temporary fixes and they don’t address the root problems. Before long, we discover the panic and cracks reappear.

The real problem is that our foundation keeps moving if it’s not built on the rock but built on sand. It is not solidified and anchored. Any structure that rests on a weak foundation will have panic cracks in its walls. 

A life that is resting on a weak foundation, will manifest its weakness when the storm hits - when change is required.  And any structure that rests on a weak foundation will soon have cracks in its walls.

A strong spiritual foundation is the key to a successful life. Jesus is that solid foundation you need. Trust His ways - they will solidify your life.