Matthew 7:24-27 New International Version (NIV)
The Wise and Foolish Builders
24 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practiceis like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 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. 26 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. 27 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”
ROCK ~ How will you live your life?
My choice is to build my life upon Jesus (ROCK). That means that daily I will choose to keep my mind upon him. All mixed together are choices. Each choice leading me to another one. Just like your choices matter too. I like how each rock is label in this picture above: love, joy, pray, health, hope, forgive and peace. Each rock holds it's own purpose and yet all falls under the rock of Jesus.
Life isn't as always simple as a Bible scripture. Often times we need to purpose our minds to stay on track. Yet, the Bible scripture holds truth and guides us in daily living. Turning our thoughts to God and his plan is the purpose. We each go through hard times of life and we each need encouragement throughout our lives. Life is about learning daily and it is as if we are in school everyday of our lives. Learning never stops and is important in many ways. We must know in whom we put our trust ~ GOD.
Psalm 143:8-10 New International Version (NIV)
8 Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love,
for I have put my trust in you.
Show me the way I should go,
for to you I entrust my life.
9 Rescue me from my enemies, Lord,
for I hide myself in you.
10 Teach me to do your will,
for you are my God;
may your good Spirit
lead me on level ground.
LEVEL GROUND ~
Life is about daily living in freedom of mind and soul. Just knowing that God leads our lives brings us those rocks above of love, joy, pray, health, hope, forgive and peace. Let us not forget there are many other rocks that bring us together. Don't think of the rock as hurtful or throwing them. Think of it as being solid as Jesus (ROCK) and nothing is moving you from his word (Bible). Your foundation of life must be firm in what you believe and know to be true. There are times in life when we walk through change and that can sway us if we aren't careful. Other times, it can lead it close to God.
Choices daily are valuable and you are important. Your own actions can speak louder than a million words. The Bible speaks of guarding your heart and doing what is right. If you are feeling stressed or overwhelmed today, ask God to teach you his will and learn daily. I have found when I lean on Jesus, I am lead to level ground inside my brain. Somethings in life will never make sense to our brains, but through the power of God, we can have peace.
Verse 10 Above:
Teach me to do your will, for you are my God:
may your good Spirit lead me on level ground.
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends.