Before a building is built, the soil must be packed with a strong material like concrete to make the ground sturdy enough to hold its structure. The higher the building, the deeper the foundation. Without this step, the building will collapse. Likewise, we need God to pack our deepest fears, doubts, flaws and insecurities, in return giving us a sturdy foundation on which to build our lives. If we have shallow soil by just reading the word quickly, not grasping any wisdom and ending prayer before God can speak, we will collapse. With God as our solid rock who anchors us, we are unmovable in the face of fear, unshakable in our faith.
“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. 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. 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. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.” (Matthew 7:24-27 NIV)
Genesis takes us through how God brought the earth into existence. The light, water, animals, you and I were made from God’s imagination and wisdom. God created everything with a strong enough foundation to have a lasting impact. He did not create what will stay stagnant, die or collapse immediately. He expects the same from us. But, we can not cash in on any of this creativity, longevity or unshakable faith by building our foundations on fear.
“Fear tolerated is faith contaminated.”
“Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.” (James 4:7-8a NKJV)
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