Matthew 7:24-27 (KJV)
24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:
25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.
26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:
27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.
We all know that in order to build a house, you first have to start with a firm foundation. Trying to build a house on sand won’t work. Even non-construction people know that.
And so it is with your life, your marriage, family, job, career, business, etc. If you don’t start off right, the whole thing is in jeopardy of collapsing and that certainly isn’t what you want.
In looking at the opening scriptures, I want you to see that both houses were subject to the same storm. So it wasn’t the storm that was the problem. Then look at the houses.
The first house was built upon a rock and the second one was built upon sand. Many people think that the rock represents Jesus, and very well might. But if you read verse 24, Jesus is referring to hearing and doing his sayings. In other words, if your house, life, etc. is built on God’s Word, then your foundation is sure and it won’t collapse and blow away in the storm.
Sure, you might agree with me but there are many Christians who try to build their foundation during a storm. It’s like trying to build a boat in the middle of a storm.
Trying to learn and confess scriptures in the middle of a crisis is not the best time to do that because most of it will be done in fear and fear cancels your faith. Build your foundation when things are going well. Learn and confess healing scriptures when you’re well, before sickness attacks.
Yes, God has already made a way for us that addresses every situation we could ever face but we have our part to do. God has already done His part. Our part is to get His Word into our hearts and stand firm and strong in faith.
God is faithful, faithful, faithful! If things aren’t working right for us, it’s not God Who hasn’t done His part – it’s us! Let’s do things His way and live the victorious life He has ordained for us!
Matthew 6:33-34 (AMP)
33 But seek (aim at and strive after) first of all His kingdom and His righteousness (His way of doing and being right), and then all these things taken together will be given you besides.
34 So do not worry or be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will have worries and anxieties of its own. Sufficient for each day is its own trouble.