“But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does.”
– James 1:25 (NKJV)
Tuesday, June 27, 2023
There is a popular saying … “There are two sides to a coin.” It is either head or tail. You are either for or against, in or out, truth or lies… There are no grey areas or lacunas with God and life.
It also follows that you are either building to last or building to fail, a house of stone or a house of cards.
Jesus Christ, the great storyteller, shared a deep insight with us in one of His many stories. If you attended Sunday school, you’ll be familiar with this parable.
Let’s read Matthew 7 verses24 to 27 in the message translation;
“These words I speak to you are not incidental additions to your life, homeowner improvements to your standard of living. They are foundational words, words to build a life on.
If you work these words into your life, you are like a smart carpenter who built his house on solid rock. Rain poured down, the river flooded, a tornado hit—but nothing moved that house. It was fixed to the rock.
“But if you just use my words in Bible studies and don’t work them into your life, you are like a stupid carpenter who built his house on the sandy beach. When a storm rolled in and the waves came up, it collapsed like a house of cards.”
Storms will always come, and challenges will certainly arise but how you build will determine the outcome.
The human strategy is a sinking sand, it inevitably falls like a house of cards.
However, the Holy Spirit strategy is the foundation of how to build to last.
Beloved, be careful to always build by the leadings and instructions of God. Don’t build your life on human reasoning, trending news or people’s opinions rather build on the solid rock of divine encounters and truth anchored on prophetic scriptures.
Always Get God first. Then, no matter what comes your way, your purpose will shine forth and your increase will be guaranteed. It’s your season of rebirth and renewal.
LET US PRAY:
In Jesus’ Name, I declare I am not a forgetful hearer, I am not a playful hearer, I am a doer. I build my life with the building blocks of God’s word.
Dear Holy Spirit, help me to pattern my life according to the will and purpose of God for my life. Amen.
(Kindly share with someone today)