firm foundation? (where’s yours?)

Posted: January 24, 2008 in Acts 2, biblical community, far from God, friends, God, Jesus Christ, RiverPoint, worship

You probably remember and have sung many times the old hymn that included the verse about God as our “firm foundation”? 

Any builder will tell you that the most important part of a building is its foundation. An office building can rise to dizzying heights, but, if its foundation isn’t sound, it will all amount to a pile of rubble. It’s interesting that the Bible deliberately describes Jesus as being the foundation of our lives, and there are three specific ways that He fulfills this function.
First of all, a building’s foundation must be sufficiently deep. Once the depth for the foundation has been determined and the hole dug, there is no need to dig any deeper. In a spiritual sense, there is no need for a person to go any deeper than Christ. There is no spiritual mystery that does not have its answer in Jesus, for we are told that in Him are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge (Colossians 2:3).
Another aspect of a foundation is that it’s
single. It would be disastrous for a building to have two or more foundations because any seam would be a breach in its structural integrity. In our own lives, we need to understand that we cannot combine Jesus with another foundation. He simply will not share that place with anyone or anything else. Christ Himself taught “if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light” (Matthew 6:22 KJV). Our lives ought to be single in their focus, and we do this when we understand that our foundation is in Him and Him alone.
Finally, and most obviously, a foundation is
supportive. Every ounce of a building is ultimately supported by its foundation? It’s framework, windows, elevators, office furniture, even the paperclips inside are all held up by the foundation. Similarly, Jesus Christ supports every aspect of our lives. Big or small, massive or minute, there is absolutely nothing about us that isn’t ultimately supported by Him for as Jesus said, “without Me you can do nothing” (John 15:5).
What a firm foundation we have in Christ! He is sufficiently deep, He is our single source of stability, and He is supportive of every aspect of our lives that we yield to Him.

What are some faulty foundations in your life?
How has Jesus proven Himself as a firm foundation in your life?

This speaks to me in a big, big way. As I look at where RiverPoint Church is, continuing to lead others not only to seek and have a relationship with Jesus Christ, but to also instruct them to do the same with the rest of the spiritually lost in our world in a real and relevant way. I am proud to work with a group of people who are becoming committed to what Christ called this Church to be from it’s very beginning! A sanctuary for healing, growing and leading people who will “work hard for God” in Harvey County Kansas!

Lord, you rock!!

-tom

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