Guest Post by Heart and Soul Health Coach Mike Fenton
I recently purchased a storage shed that would allow for me to have more room in my garage. When reading the directions it said I could choose between a wood or cement foundation. It made me think of the lesson(s) told in Matthew 7:24-27 which reads “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. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand”
When we embrace the words of our Lord Jesus Christ we create a foundation within ourselves that makes us strong in mind, body and spirit. We are ready for the “storms of life”, we are ready to do battle with the evil one. However, it is very important to remember, it requires more than just hearing the words of our savior we must put them into practice if we want to build a solid foundation.
If we take a handful of sand and release it, it scatters and falls to the ground, there is no cohesiveness. If we take a rock and drop it to the ground it stays intact, when we hear and put into practice the words of our Lord and savior, life is intact, we are not only strong, but we are strong for others as well, there is cohesiveness. We have a solid foundation to build our life around.