“Foundational building blocks of our Faith”
As children we play with blocks and learn how to build with blocks, Legos and Lincoln logs. We learn how to stack them and learn which form stands firm and which will fall over. We stack them, and they fall then we restack them with a little better foundation, so it doesn’t fall next time. One thing that came to mind is even though we fix our foundation and build again when/if our building falls we never give up on rebuilding because it helps our mind grow and learn. As children we call it playing. As adults we call it growth. Whether it be in the natural world or in our spiritual walk with God, we live day by day building the foundation that our destiny and eternity stands on. Which brings me to the subject God gave me for today's lunchtime live.
I want to talk to talk to you today about the foundational building blocks of our faith. As we walk with God we start out with baby steps and we set a foundation that we think is strong, yet we hit a bump in the road and fall. When we build on our own foundation (ideas, plan, schedules, programs, talents, education, natural abilities) we fall every time. When we build on the foundation of Jesus Christ, we will stand forever. 1 Peter 2:6 says, “Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded.” It also says in Ephesians 2:18-22 “For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father. Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God; And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord: In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.” Jesus is the chief cornerstone of the foundation. In Luke 20:17 it says, “And he beheld them, and said, what is this then that is written, the stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner?” Jesus is the rejected stone that became the chief cornerstone of our faith. So now let's look at faith. Hebrews 11:1 says “Now Faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen.” It is the title deed for things we are promised in God. We must learn to build on the firm foundation of Jesus Christ and not on our own foundation to be able to obtain the promises of God and build our faith in Him that we might reach our ultimate goal, which is an eternity with Jesus in Heaven. The Bible says in Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” It also says in Matthew 4:4 “But he answered and said, it is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.” We must learn not to depend on our talents and our natural abilities to progress in this walk we are on. Yes, these things are blessings from God, but we must never mistake the blessings from God with a true relationship with God. We must learn to build on everything that Jesus has given us but mainly our relationship with Him. He is our corner stone and we should keep him as the building point for all we do. Our relationship is what anchors us in the corner stone and keeps Him as our foundation for all the building blocks (testimonies) that He gives us. The building blocks of our foundation that begin with Him are our victories in Him, Miracles He has given us, testimonies of healings, deliverances, prayer victories for ourselves and others, winning souls to Him. Our day to day walk with Him and every victory He gives us is a building block. Every testimony He has given us is a new building block. Just like when we were children and we began to out grow our Legos and building blocks we moved into bigger toys and soon were grown and grew from Legos to Mason blocks on a new home. The same is true in our spiritual walk with God. When we are babes in Christ, Newly born Christians we have small victories that are beginner building blocks for our faith. As we walk with Jesus and our relationship grows stronger He will allow us to experience and see new things. He will give us victories and testimonies that are fit for our station and position in the kingdom of God. These then become our building blocks of faith that strengthen us to the calling He has placed on our lives. With each experience and testimony with Jesus and with each victory won even though we had to go through the battle to get to the victory, we are gaining a building block of faith. One step at a time we build on that firm foundation of Jesus Christ and walk into the destiny He has called us to. So I say to you today. Gather your building blocks. Weigh the cost and sink deep into your relationship with Jesus. Allow HIM to be your Chief Corner Stone to begin building on. If your faith has taken a hit and your "building" fell down. The bible tells us to get up. In Micah 7:8 is says “Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD shall be a light unto me.” So I say to you, get up. Start building again. Anchor your faith and your heart in Jesus, our Chief corner stone. Allow Him to have his way. Count the falls all joy that you will come our with a testimony, knowing that God truly does work all things together for them that love him and are called according to HIS purpose. Stand still and see the salvation of the Lord in your life. I say this in closing. Trust in our Lord Jesus. Allow your faith to be in Him. Do not look at the situation you are currently in, look to the hills from whence cometh your help. Look back at your past victories and allow them to be the building blocks you stand on to concur this current situation through your faith in Jesus Christ. Begin to build from right where you are knowing that God is with you. He said in His word He would never leave you nor forsake you. Trust in Him to keep you in everything. Build again and allow God to use your testimonies and victories that are now you building blocks to raise you into your destiny.
Just a little food for thought. I pray it helps you as much as it helped me. God bless you and keep you.
From the desk of:~*Sister Soldier*~