Saturday, September 01, 2012

The Lord Wants to Be the Foundation of All You Do

Some friends painted their rent house years ago and it looked great! Being a rent house they just wanted to get it ready for renters. It sure made the house look inviting and well kept…for a few months. Unfortunately it wasn’t long at all before huge chunks of the new paint began to peel away. I asked Danny why that paint was peeling so badly and so quickly. He explained that without the proper prep work eventually the covering will give way. It’s what’s underneath that makes for the success of the paint job. Paint can just be thrown on to look good but it won’t last.

Have you noticed that when you put Him first other things blossom and produce lasting results? Have you ever wondered why things falter or fail even when you do your best?

Oh beloved! The Lord wants to be your foundation for everything! It’s only when we put Him first, let Him cover all we do and say that our lives won’t peel apart. Run to Him this morning and ask Him to be the groundwork for establishing your life. He loves you so much that He’ll never turn you down for asking. Not only that, He will come in and “refurbish” anything you have left Him out of. His heart’s desire is not for our ruin but for our complete restoration! You are no rental in His eyes, you are bought with a price and He takes care of you as full owner! Thank Him this morning for His Awesome Complete Love!

Isaiah 33:6 NLT In that day He will be your sure foundation, providing a rich store of salvation, wisdom, and knowledge. The fear of the LORD will be your treasure.
Psalm 111:10 Fear of the LORD is the foundation of true wisdom. All who obey his commandments will grow in wisdom. Praise him forever!

Isaiah 28:16 Therefore, this is what the Sovereign LORD says: “Look! I am placing a foundation stone in Jerusalem, a firm and tested stone. It is a precious cornerstone that is safe to build on. Whoever believes need never be shaken.

1 Timothy 6:19 By doing this they will be storing up their treasure as a good foundation for the future so that they may experience true life.

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