Wednesday, September 18, 2013

5 Ways to Firm up your Foundation

rooted foundation
Do you ever think about what your life is built on? The foundation of your existence? You are a building. Your foundation is either stable or unstable. The houses in the picture look very similar. They appear:

  • majestic and large
  • built from quality material
  • purposed for a family
  • built from a plan
  • purposed for a lifetime
The difference in the houses are when the storms came, one held on and the other could not. Colossians 2:6-8 kjv As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving. Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. As these verses instructs, we can have Christ and still be spoiled if we follow things other than Christ.  We must rely on what the Bible teaches so we can stand rooted when the world tries to topple us over, break us down.

Just like the house on the right that has grown roots, you may feel a little damaged on the outside from harsh weather, but on the inside, the sun can still be shining! We all face something every day. Think about this: It's more difficult to stand firmly planted when the storm is raging against you than to fall over and get out of it's way. We have a friend in Jesus and his church. We are the church. The church is a community of believers helping each other. If you feel your foundation beginning to shake, try these:
  • pray continually to Jesus (as much as you can during the day & night)
  • reach out to a church member for support
  • develop a mantra and believe it (God gave me this one: "The body is resilient") I recite in my head many times a day.
  • attend church to get "built up in him"
  • help someone else and you may forget about your worries for a while
manger scene

Checking my roots,
The Happy Handicap

Leave me a comment and let me know what you do to "sure up" your foundation.

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