“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 7:24-27 (ESV)
Hear And Do
Do you want to build your life on a firm foundation? Do you want your life to be able to withstand the storms of life? Why are you asking me these questions? These are very important questions. Why is that? You can be certain that storms will come into your life. Storms came into my life. Storms will come into your life. Storms are inevitable. I would like you to be prepared for the storms of life. I would like you to be able to withstand the storms of life. Then we certainly want the same thing.
How can I withstand the storms of life? How can I build my life on a firm foundation? You will need to do two things regularly if you want to build your life on a firm foundation and withstand the storms of life. I’m listening. You have my full attention. That’s good. You are already on the right track. What do you mean by that? You must listen to my word. You must give my word your full attention. Take my word into your heart and mind and life. Let my word dwell in you richly. Think about my word day and night. Let my word be your meditation. Let my word change your heart. Let my word transform your mind. Let my word guide your life. Don’t let a day go by that you don’t meet with me in my word. Is there any day that you do not need to hear from me? Is there any time that you can live without my guidance and counsel? No, there is not any day that I don’t need to hear from you. I will listen to hear all that you want to say to me. That is very good. This is the first part of what you must do if you want to build your life on a firm foundation and be able to withstand the storms of life.
What else must I do if I want to build my life on a firm foundation and be able to withstand the storms of life? You must put my word into practice. It is not enough to hear my word. You must do what my word says. It will do you no good to only hear my word. Putting my word into practice will build a strong foundation for your life. Putting my word into practice will make you able to withstand the storms of life. Will you hear and do my word? Yes Lord, I will. That will be very good.
Lord, I want your word to be my firm foundation. I will make time every day to hear and put your word into practice. Use your word to guide me away from storms in life. Use your word to help me to withstand all storms in life and free me from worry about them. Amen
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