BUILD YOUR LIFE
The Five Minute Friday word prompt for this week is build. My first thought went to an old children’s song based on a scripture about building our lives on the rock rather than on the sand. A rock is firm and strong, whereas sand crumbles.
Matthew 7:24-27 (CSB)
Therefore, everyone 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 rivers rose, and the winds blew and pounded that house. Yet it didn’t collapse, because its foundation was on the rock.
But everyone who hears these words of mine and doesn’t act on them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. The rain fell, the rivers rose, the winds blew and pounded that house, and it collapsed. It collapsed with a great crash.
BUILD ON A STRONG FOUNDATION
Our lives must be built on the foundation of Jesus, our Rock, in order to stand firm when the storms come. If we try to build on a foundation other than Jesus, we may be able to stand for awhile, but ultimately we will fall.
1 Corinthians 3:11 (CSB)
For no one can lay any other foundation than what has been laid down. That foundation is Jesus Christ.
Ephesians 2:19-21 (CSB)
So then you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with the saints, and members of God’s household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the cornerstone. In him the whole building, being put together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord.
This song by John Michael Talbot also came to mind as I thought of our prompt word build.
Because our unshakeable foundation is Jesus Christ, we can live each day in His strength with courage to face whatever comes.
Since we are fellow citizens with all believers, we can encourage each other on the journey.
SUPPORT EACH OTHER
Here’s a fun kid’s song to remind us how we can encourage each other:
Let’s take time today to remember our strong foundation. Then we can encourage and support one another. We are all on a journey together.
Instead of competing let’s come alongside each other to laugh together, cry together, and build each other up.