Christ The Foundation of Our Lives
The foundation of a house tells you how big the house can get. You can’t put a big house on a small or faulty foundation. It will not stand the test of time and it will collapse every time. The same is true for our lives. You can’t become what God wants you to be on a faulty or wrong foundation.
1 Corinthians 3:11 For no one can lay a foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ
1 Timothy 6:19 storing up for themselves the treasure of a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is life indeed.
If we were to build a house, we would be careful to place it on a solid base, a secure foundation that would ensure its stability during the stress of daily use and storms. The foundation is the most important part…A foundation is in its nature fixed and immoveable, composed of the firmest materials, laid with great care and strength, to bear the structure, without any danger of its falling or sinking. Building a house is similar to constructing personal character. The Christian life is compared to a building raised on a foundation; to a building not yet finished. We need a foundation that will strengthen us during life’s trials and tests. The foundation of our lives could consist of ideas, a plan, a set of rules, or inspiration received from the life of a person we admire. Because we are the builders of our lives, we need to be sure our foundation is chosen wisely and that it motivates and directs us. is upon the rock of our Redeemer, who is Christ, the Son of God, that ye must build your foundation; … which is a sure foundation, a foundation whereon if men build they cannot fall. Such a foundation is CHRIST, as he is described by the Prophet; Behold I lay in Zion for a foundation, a stone, a tried stone, a precious cornerstone, a sure foundation.
Psalm 18:31 For who is God, but the LORD? And who is a rock, except our God
Acts 4:11 He is the STONE WHICH WAS REJECTED by you, THE BUILDERS, but WHICH BECAME THE CHIEF CORNER stone.
Psalm 62:2 He only is my rock and my salvation, My stronghold; I shall not be greatly shaken.
Building a house on the rock versus on the sand (Matthew 7:24-27). A house built on the rock of the sayings of God would stand against the storms that would come. That which was built on the “sand” of human wisdom would suffer a disastrous collapse.
Yet, by the grace of God, this fall can be avoided. We can be confident that Christ is who He says He is.
Romans 11:36 (NIV) For from Him and through Him and for Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever! Amen.
In Hebrews 1:2-3 we see He made the worlds. He is upholding all things. He becomes heir of all things.
Lay the Foundation Deep
A house or any other building is only as strong as its foundation. It is certainly worth
remembering that the church is called the “house” of God (1 Timothy 3:15). When we born- again we become the “temple” of the Holy Spirit. Paul ask us: “do you not know that you are God’s temple?” You are God’s building. It surely must follow then that both our own persons and our churches must make JESUS the foundation of our lives….
How do I build make Jesus Christ the foundation of my life?
Through His Word. God’s Word reveals the true values by which we must live if we are to solve our massive relationship problems and the other dilemmas that threaten to overwhelm us. As Christians, we build our lives and stake our eternity on the truth of God’s Word. That solid foundation is the revealed Word of God. The Word of God have all the answers to all the fundamental issues of life…
“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 NIV)
Therefor we need to make the Word of God a Standard for our lives… In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God…. “…man shall not live by bread alone; but man lives by every word that proceeds from the mouth of the LORD” (Deuteronomy 8:3).
The Word of God is the foundation of faith
As no good building is without a good foundation, there is no solid basis for faith without the Word; faith in God is built on His Word. So, if you feel like you’re weak in faith, there’s a simple cure: God’s Word will increase your faith. Faith comes, it grows, by hearing the Word of God (Romans 10:17). As you faithfully read and study the Word, as you meditate on it and even memorize it, every word will inspire, strengthen, and increase your faith. Fill your mind and heart with positive, encouraging, strengthening, faith-building thoughts from His Word and you’ll soon be amazed at the faith you’ll have—true faith, the kind that can stand any test, the kind that works miracles, the kind that lasts, built on the solid rock foundation of His truth!
Lord Jesus I am a sinner, please forgive me for all my sins. I believe You died for me on the Cross of Calvary and was rose in Power…therefore sin power over my life has been broken in Jesus Name! I accept You today as my Lord and Saviour. Was me with Your Precious Blood and cleanse me from all my iniquities. Help me to have You as my foundation, a foundation that won’t wash away when the storms of
life come. Please help me to read your Word and let it inspire and strengthen me. Let Your Word become a integral part of my life…Give me a hearing heart…a heart of obedience to hear and to act upon Your Word in Jesus Name! Thank You Jesus!!!