Wednesday, June 6, 2012

I'll Build On The Rock & Wait




Matthew 7: 24-27 


24 Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. 26 But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. 27 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.

Life would be so much sweeter if we followed instructions. How many times have you cut corners or tried things your way only to end up with a catastrophe? Then, what do we do? We fall on our knees and ask God to help us out of a situation that never should have been. He could harden His heart and leave us to wallow in our own mess but because our Heavenly Father loves us, He reaches down, pulls us out and cleans us up. I can't count the numerous times that I ran to my Heavenly Father crying for help. And I’ll be honest…the biggest mistakes I’ve made have had to do with men. Rather than building on rock (God), I built on sand named wrong man. Then entered false love, sinful lust, epic failure, disastrous heartache, bruised spirit, and weeping eyes that were renewed by my God's soft touch, loving kindness, gentle kisses, awesome forgiveness, uncompromising love----a hard lesson learned. I learned in the worst way possible, but I learned. God still loves me, and that’s what matters. I’m following instructions this time, and I’m so much better for it. I’m willing to wait for the one God has chosen for me. Are you? 

This not only applies to men but to every aspect of our lives. Start with a solid foundation rooted in Christ and build from there. When the storms of life blow and threaten to sweep you away into nonexistence, stand firm and know who you are, whose you are, and what you are…A CHRISTIAN AND A CONQUEROR.

Patience truly is a virtue. 

 

My Side of the Single Life is by book author Jae Henderson. Her books, Someday and Someday, Too are now available on Kindle and Nook. Visit her at, www.jaehendersonauthor.com and www.imagoodwoman.com.

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