Strong Foundation

Do you wonder what God wants you to do? Have you ever tried to get to the root answer to that question? Would you like to know the central answer from which all other answers build on?

When we take a serious look at life, we often look at our current position and how we got there. If we take a serious look at the future, we focus on the possibilities and how we can achieve our dreams. Yet we really need to ensure our foundation is firmly set.

A solid foundation is set on something unchangeable. When skyscrapers are built, the builders prefer to lay the foundation on bedrock. When the Gateway Arch was built in St. Louis, they dug sixty feet deep to get to the bedrock.

What does this have to do with what God wants you to do? Everything. God wants each of us to believe in His Son. He wants us to build our lives on the bedrock of Jesus Christ. We must build a strong structure on Him. That structure is built on the command He gave us—love one another. If Christ is not our foundation and love is not our structure, our lives will crumble. We won’t stand strong in the storms of life any more than buildings stand in a hurricane without firm foundations and strong frameworks.

We will know if our love is the love of Christ by the Spirit God put in us. His free gift of His Holy Spirit in us will tell us God lives in us and our structure is built on Him. If we do not hear the Holy Spirit or feel Him inside us, convicting us, we need to take another look at ourselves. We need to ask if we really have Christ as our foundation.

Believing in Jesus Christ and loving as He commanded us is a commitment. It can be difficult to hold on to at times. Yet holding on to our commitment to Him and obeying His commands will stand the test of time and see us through the storms we will inevitably face.

I pray we all believe in Jesus Christ. I pray we commit to obeying His commands. I pray each one of us holds on to our belief and commitment, making successful lives for ourselves. Believe in Jesus Christ. Obey His commands. Love one another. Hear the Holy Spirit. Follow as the Holy Spirit leads.

1 John 3:23-24 And this is his command: to believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and to love one another as he commanded us. The one who keeps God’s commands lives in him, and he in them. And this is how we know that he lives in us: We know it by the Spirit he gave us.

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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