Foundation. That’s the word from which I begin this morning.
But what is a foundation anyway? Here is a smidgen definition from my online dictionary:
foundation [faʊnˈdeɪʃən] n
1. that on which something is founded; basis
2. (Miscellaneous Technologies / Building) (often plural) a construction below the ground that distributes the load of a building, wall, etc.
3. the base on which something stands
4. the act of founding or establishing or the state of being founded or established
And when you key in the word foundation at BibleGateway dot-com using the King James Translation 84 references appear.
Let me share one with you. Perhaps we can carry it with us today as we ‘build’ this day.
19 Nevertheless, God’s firm foundation stands, stamped with these words:
“The Lord knows his own,”
“Let everyone who claims he belongs to the Lord
stand apart from wrongdoing.”
20 In a large house there are dishes and pots not only of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay. That is, some are meant for honorable use and some for dishonorable. 21 If a person keeps himself free of defilement by the latter, he will be a vessel set aside for honorable use by the master of the house and ready for every kind of good work.
I like that word. It tells me NEVERTHELESS my structure right now: a leak in my roof, some holes in the wall, or bare floors; our FOUNDATION in JESUS THE CHRIST is sure and He will STAND and in Him so will we!
ABBA, thank You for speaking the word foundation to me this morning and thank You for where you are leading with it. Thank You for this particular message this morning. Nevertheless our situations in YOU we are secure. In YOU we are safe. In YOU we will build and we will live. Dawn comes to mind this morning. You know the reason. You know the need and I pray she will know for sure that YOU are a firm foundation even when the world is shifting. Leslie. YESHUA, I pray You will heal her. And others. Many others, ABBA. You see their faces, I lift them to You for help. Struggles of many sorts and oppositions. Weaknesses. Illness and diseases. In all these things I pray we will know You, ABBA, are our FIRM FOUNDATION.
HOLY SPIRIT, strengthen every Reader who comes to this page today; build up our love and trust that we will not dishonor Your Name. amen and amen.