Storms of Life

6 Apr

God’s Word:  Matthew 7:24,25   Jesus said, “These words I speak to you are not incidental additions to your life, homeowner improvements to your standard of living.  They are foundational words, words to build a life on.  If you work these words into your life you are like a smart carpenter who built his house on solid rock.  Rain poured down, the river flooded, a tornado hit—but nothing moved that house.  It was fixed to the Rock.”

Jesus’ Message to Me: (My interpretation of what Jesus is saying to me through these verses)

Your world–overloaded with information and choices!  You could never exhaust the resources and choices available to you.  Nor do you need to.  Above all, be sure you choose the foundational stones of your life carefully.  The strength of your life depends upon this.  Many call to you to choose their foundation for a life fulfilling and abundant.  They don’t really care about you—they are salesmen trying to save their own necks by making a buck on you.

In these 107 verses I have given you, the foundation that will stand against all disasters and foes is clearly laid out.   Ignore them and you will surely wish you had made a better choice.  You will be tossed to and fro with every storm life sends your way—and you can be sure there will be many.  For without a proper foundation, which I have offered you in these 107 verses, your foundation is but clay and will crumble for not only time, but also eternity.

These words aren’t written for your enjoyment, merely to read and go your merry way. No, they are written for you to work them into your daily life by using them as your solid foundation.  They will guide your steps and keep you on safe ground.  They will give you a hope and an eternal future. No storm of life can topple you when you build on My foundation.  For the life built on My foundation gets the added bonus of my daily presence to comfort, guide and bless.

Jesus’ Question for Me: How is your foundation holding up to the storms of life?  Consider rebuilding on this foundation I have prepared just for you.

Jesus’ Promise to Me:  “I will be with you always, to the very end of the age.”

My Song to Jesus:  The Wise and Foolish Builders by Ann Omley 1948

The wise man built his house upon the Rock,
The wise man built his house upon the Rock,
The wise man built his house upon the Rock,
And the rains came tumbling down.
The rains came down and the floods came up,
The rains came down and the floods came up,
The rains came down and the floods came up,
But the house on the Rock stood firm.

The foolish man built his house upon the sand,
The foolish man built his house upon the sand,
The foolish man built his house upon the sand,
And the rains came tumbling down.
The rains came down and the floods came up,
The rains came down and the floods came up,
The rains came down and the floods came up,
And the house on the sand fell flat.

So build your life on the Lord Jesus Christ,
So build your life on the Lord Jesus Christ,
So build your life on the Lord Jesus Christ,
And the blessings will come down.
The blessings come down as your prayers go up,
The blessings come down as your prayers go up,
The blessings come down as your prayers go up,
So build your life on the Lord.

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