“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)
Your life is like a house. Just as a house will be built so will your life. Just as a house must have a firm foundation so also must your life. Choosing the materials on which you build the foundation of your life will be far more important than those on which you build the foundation of your house. The collapsing of a house would be painful and cost you time and money. The collapsing of your life would cost you everything. Consider carefully what is the foundation of your life. Choose today, the materials on which your life will be built. Many choose to build their lives on all that the world has to say to them. They choose words from the world over my word. They neither hear nor put my word into practice. Their lives will be swept away by the storms that are certain to come in life. Their foundations and lives will have been built on shaky and unreliable materials from the world and all that it has to say to them. Will you listen to my word? Will you put my word into practice? Yes Lord, I will.
I want the foundation of my life to be built on your word. The world and all that it is in it does not have my attention. The world and all its words don’t speak to me. It does not have my ear. I will not listen to the world. I will not put into practice the thoughts, values and opinions from this world. I will not live my life according to the patterns and practices of this world. You have my ear. You have my full attention. You have my heart and mind and life. I will listen attentively to you. I want to hear every word that you have to say to me. I will put into practice all of your word. I will follow you to wherever you lead me. I will do whatever you ask of me. You are in charge. You are in control. My destiny now and forever is in your hands. Nothing can shake me. Nothing can move me. You are my rock. You are my strength. You are my fortress. Yes, I am. I will hold on to you through all the storms of life. My life will never collapse. My future will never come to nothing. I have a future in heaven that is rock solid in you. Yes, you do. You are my Savior and Lord. You are my God and King. Yes, I am. My life is securely in your hands. Yes, it is.
Lord, my ears are open and my heart is receptive to your word. Help me to be like the wise man that hears your words and puts them into practice. Strengthen my life by your word so that I will be able to withstand the storms of life. Amen
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