Sunday, April 10, 2011

Foundation, Foundation, Foundation

"Wisdom has built her house, she has hewn her seven pillars."
Proverbs 9:1

If we ever build a new home (which we probably won't),
our first focus on that building will be
foundation, foundation, foundation!

We will do all within our power to avoid cracks in the wall, doors that
don't want to open, and the other consequences of a poor foundation.

Wisdom hews her seven pillars. The number seven is the number for perfection. Wisdom does it right! She provides that the house she has built is on a solid foundation. I have a precious brood of grandchildren, and my thoughts are focused on them and their futures much of my waking hours. I still pray with much prayer and supplication for my own children, especially now that they are adults and parents themselves. My heart's desire is that they built their spiritual houses alongside wisdom.

God has provided a simple explanation of how to build our spiritual house. My husband's philosophy about much in life is that it is

"harder than you think, costs more than you think, and takes longer than you think."

It may take a lifetime, but the formula for success is in God's Word:

Build a firm foundation!

"Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house and it fell, and great was the fall of it."
Matthew 7:24

The first stone to be put into place, according to the Scriptures is

"...Christ Jesus Himself being the cornerstone, in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord."
Ephesians 2:20b-21
Have a blessed SONday as we seek to build on the Solid Rock! Gloria



Thanks for the prayers. We ALL sure need them and I think are stronger because of them. Love you.

ps. Dad is right: longer, costlier, harder!!
He should write a quirky parenting book. Like his analogy of training dogs and kids.

Cranberry Morning

Such words of wisdom. Only a life built on a strong foundation will withstand the storms.

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