Build: A Strong Foundation and Encourage Others

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 rock not sand

 

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.

 

This is Day 7 of #write28days where the prompt word is buildYou can find other posts in my #write28days series by clicking HERE.

 

I’m linking up with: #FaithOnFire, #FreshMarketFriday, #FiveMinuteFriday

 

 

16 thoughts on “Build: A Strong Foundation and Encourage Others

  1. Great post! I think it’s only when we’re building our lives on the form foundation of Jesus that we are truly able to love others and build them up.

  2. Dear Gayl,
    Thanks for the reminder of these basic truths that are so sure in Jesus. Sometimes those songs that we sang as children, and with our own children, hold such powerful truths in their simplicity. Jesus truly is the one foundation that will stand firm for us! Blessings and hugs! xoxo

    1. Dear Bettie, thanks for your faithfulness in praying for me and for your encouragement. Yes, I agree those children’s songs do have powerful truths. Blessings, love and hugs to you, my dear sister! xoxo

  3. Love the post, and John Michael Talbot!

    You inspired a bit of verse…

    In this life we merely rent,
    and can never own,
    our currency’s encouragement,
    that we should freely loan.
    Take the hand of one in need,
    and another hand holds yours;
    connexion goes both way, the seed
    of hope planted, and matures.
    The help you give returns to you
    in many wondrous ways
    to guide you when you’re feeling blue
    and brighten stormy days.
    If you help your brother with his load
    this life won’t be a lonely road.

    #2 at FMF this week.

    https://blessed-are-the-pure-of-heart.blogspot.com/2019/02/your-dying-spouse-578-die-like-you-are.html

    1. Andrew, I love your poetic response and especially this:
      “The help you give returns to you
      in many wondrous ways
      to guide you when you’re feeling blue
      and brighten stormy days.”
      It’s so true! Thanks for brightening my day today! Blessings and love to you and Barb and your precious dogs.

  4. “Instead of competing let’s come alongside each other to laugh together, cry together, and build each other up.” Love this! We can only build each other up after we build on the foundation. You hit a double this week!

    1. Oh, yes, so important to build on the foundation in order to have the strength and stamina to build each other up. Thanks for your encouragement, Stephanie. Blessings to you!

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