Cracks In The Foundation
By: Kristen L. McNulty
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Recently I went into the bathroom downstairs and stepped into some water that shouldn't have been there. At first I thought my mom was a little over zealous when it came to washing the floor, but after some investigation I found out that the water was coming in from outside. And as I talked to different friends and family members it turned out we weren't the only one with this problem.
You see the night before we had a huge downpour and since the ground here in Timmins was still frozen, the water had no where to go but the cracks in our foundations.
What I found interesting about this all is that most people who had water come in had no idea that there was anything wrong with their foundation. It was only when the storm came that it became obvious something was seriously wrong.
Aren't our lives like that? We can go about our business day after day and call ourselves Christians, go to church and do all the right things and on the surface everything seems fine. But then when the storm comes we realize something is desperately wrong when we're up to our knees in water with no way to stop it from coming gushing in.
The fact of the matter is we don't need to wait until a storm to get our foundation in proper shape. Actually it's a terrible idea to do so because if you wait until the storm comes, it's too late to do anything about it. Like Jesus taught in Matthew 7:24-27:
"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."
We've all seen people who's lives have collapsed with a mighty crash and if you're anything like me, you don't want to be one of those people. So let's not be. Let's live our lives following and obeying Jesus and letting Him be the solid foundation that everything in our lives is built on. And when we do that, unlike my basement, it is a firm foundation with no cracks that can stand the test of time, weather and anything else that can be thrown its way.
Life is short and it's wasted whenever we build on sand.
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