Matthew 7:24-27 (TPT) “Everyone who hears my teaching and applies it to his life can be compared to a wise man who built his house on an unshakable foundation.When the rains fell and the flood came, with fierce winds beating upon his house, it stood firm because of its strong foundation.
“But everyone who hears my teaching and does not apply it to his life can be compared to a foolish man who built his house on sand. When it rained and rained and the flood came, with wind and waves beating upon his house, it collapsed and was swept away.”
Dig into the Solid Rock (Jesus), instead of boring into the sinking sand around it.
Our connection to Jesus needs to be like an anchor into concrete or brick.
First, a hole is drilled. Our faith in Jesus develops.
Next, a threaded or corrugated piece is inserted into the hole. Our knowledge of Jesus increases as we read His Word, the Bible.
Lastly, using a screw with hi-low threads, mount your item. Our connection with Him is solidified with continual prayer.
The mounted item will not be removed easily or without damage. We will not be easily pulled away from Jesus.
Our culture is full of daily struggles and conflicts. It is easy to be distracted by worldly issues and sink into the quagmire those issues bring.
Anchoring to Jesus keeps our feet on solid ground. We may turn our attention away momentarily, but the foundation in Jesus will hold us. lg
Psalm 40:2 (TPT) He stooped down to lift me out of danger
from the desolate pit I was in,
out of the muddy mess I had fallen into.
Now he’s lifted me up into a firm, secure place
and steadied me while I walk along his ascending path.