Whether we realize it or not, we live a designer life. The only question centers on, “Who does the designing?” Is yours a life built by your own designs or by divine design?

When we talk of design and building, we talk about “foundation.” Without a solid foundation, any building will eventually collapse. Your life and your faith work that way, too. It is significant that you are standing on a solid foundation.

Psalm 18:1-3 says “I love you, O LORD, my strength. The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and my horn of my salvation, my stronghold. I call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised, and I am saved from my enemies.”

As we continue with our Easter Journey, we are reminded of this “foundation.” Those who live by God’s design rest fully on the only secure foundation-Jesus Christ, his life, death, and resurrection. Jesus is our stronghold, our fortress, the secure immovable footing on which God’s faithful live. Jesus described himself in these terms as he wrapped up the teaching that has come to be known as the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7).

He said: 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 in 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. (Matthew 7:24-27 THE MESSAGE BIBLE).


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