Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock. Though the rain comes in torrents and the floodwaters rise and the winds beat against that house, it won’t collapse because it is built on bedrock. But anyone who hears my teaching and doesn’t obey it is foolish, like a person who builds a house on sand. When the rains and floods come and the winds beat against that house, it will collapse with a mighty crash. - Matthew 7:24-27
Something you can be sure of in this life are storms. I’m not talking just about the weather either, but the storms of life. Illness, relationship breakdown, financial ruin… you know what I’m talking about. No matter how much we build up, and prepare and do to prevent the storms from battering our lives personally, the elements are always stronger than our own strength. Jesus teaches us to build our lives on Him, The Solid Rock. He assures us that no matter what comes against us, if we make Him the foundation, He will ensure our life stands. When the winds and rains come, it can make us feel insecure, but be assured, below you is a Solid Rock. A foundation that has stood the test of time and one that assures us of an eternal future. He says “I will build my church (churches are people NOT buildings - and you are His people!) and the gates of hell will not prevail against it!”. No matter where you find yourself today make sure that Jesus is the foundation for your life. Build your life around Him. You’re building on a tried and tested (Jesus was tried and tested on the cross) foundation that can overcome anything this life can throw at you.