A Firm Foundation
Written by Mike Sproul on Jun 25, 2018
Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and who does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock; and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock. But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand; and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, and it fell. And great was its fall. Matthew 7:24-27
While walking to the mailbox I noticed a long crack in my driveway. I was coming out of a stressful week at work and felt like The Lord was pointing out this crack and the grass growing up through it. It made me think about my week and the issues I’d had to deal with and realized that I was so focused on and consumed by the issues, that I had allowed them to become like the grass growing through the crack in my driveway. More than that though was the realization that my own personal foundation had developed a crack which was allowing the stress, worry and frustration to seep through. These emotions had grown like a weed within me all week and even though I knew in my heart that it was wrong to allow these emotions to rule, I had allowed them to take over.
The Lord used a crack in the driveway and the grass growing through it to reveal my sin and to remind me that He is the only one who can seal the crack in my foundation. My faith never waned but I did run full steam through the week solving issues on my own without once asking Him for wisdom, guidance or direction. Not once did I pray and ask Him for help with the issues at work.
Through prayer and repentance I found the forgiveness of my sins. Through spending time in God’s word, I found the repair that was so greatly needed. God replaced the sin that had leaked through my foundation and filled it with His grace, peace, wisdom and direction, sealing the crack that I had allowed to form.
Thank you, Lord Jesus, for loving me enough to die on the cross for my sins; for loving me enough to forgive my sins over and over again. I pray that any cracks in my foundation will be filled and sealed by your Holy Spirit. In Jesus’ name, Amen.