We rested the rest of the day watching football... and YES... the Bulldogs FINALLY won! A much needed victory! Sunday we went to the 9:00 service and it was amazing! One of the pastors from Buckhead Justin Grinewald spoke. Very good lesson. You should check it out, it's called Promises. We then enjoyed a most wonderful breakfast at Alpha Soda outside on the patio. It was a nice last date before I leave for the week (more on that below).
What I really want to share with you is what God has to continually teach me.... I MUST put my trust, faith, hope, and security ONLY in Him. It's amazing how He uses a message that is geared towards highschool students to remind me of this! At InsideOut last night we began a series called "Storms". Basically, there are "storms" in our life... they are inevitable, they are coming, will you be ready?
Now, a storm in your life can range from financial trouble to being diagnosed with a fatal disease, or losing a loved one. When those times come, and they will come in some capacity... where/who will you run to? He used the passage Matthew 7:24-27 about whether you choose to build the foundation of your home on the rock or the sand. To me, that is such a perfect analogy for our lives. When the "storm" hits.. if our foundation is on the sand (anything other than Christ), our world could come crashing down... but if we've built our foundation on the Rock, we will stand the storm. What have you built your foundation on?
I mean truly... I am a believer, and I love the Lord, and I live my life for Him.... but is every part of my life built on Him? I find myself constantly having to shift the focus of my security from Chris to God. Like I said, this is a lesson that never ceases for me. Chris is human... breakable, perishable, fallable. Not only is he capable of hurting me (and I him), he is not promised tomorrow. The thought of that tears me apart. But, the question is, where would I be? Would my house come crashing down? Or would I have foundation made out of Rock that would steady me during the storm. I love my husband more than my life, but I have to remind myself daily that CHRIST is where I must find my identity, security, hope, and significance.
What are you building the foundation of your life on? Is it love? Money? Success? Children? Whatever it may be, it will not be enough to sustain you during life's storms. My prayer for us is this... that we would make Christ our foundation. That our world's would be built on the Rock of our Redeemer... KNOWING that HE will be enough... that He IS enough to not only get us through the storm, but to bring us through the storm sanctified... refined.
Let's set our feet firmly on the Solid Rock of our Savior, and be prepared for whatever life storms blow our way.