September 11, 2021
Each day, I reflect upon a word or a phrase inspired by the readings of the day. I encourage you to do the same and perhaps incorporate that word or phrase into your daily prayer.
That one is like a man building a house, who dug deeply and laid the foundation on rock; when the flood came, the river burst against that house but could not shake it because it had been well built. (Luke 6:43-49)
FOUNDATION ON ROCK: We need a strong, solid foundation if we expect to weather the storms of life.
No matter what our age, we have more wisdom than we think. We have wisdom that has been passed on to us from others or that we have gained through our own experiences. We already know, to a great extent, what is right and true. We know Christ.
But wisdom is just a bunch of words if we don’t act accordingly.
Sometimes acting on what is right and true is difficult. It may mean going against what society accepts as the norm. It may mean being the lone voice at times. It may mean sharing the joy that comes from knowing Christ even when no one wants to listen. It may mean enduring storms.
We need to use what we know to be right and true as the solid ground upon which to build our house. The decisions we make and actions we take will serve as proof that we have built our house on solid ground.
Our house will still be standing after the storms have come and gone.