How Strong Is Your Foundation?
We are in the middle of a world storm, where is your peace coming from?
We all have personal storms too we face day by day. Being a Christian does not mean these storms are over but it means that God will give you peace and endurance to overcome things of this world. Jesus faced soo many storms from birth, but he made it till death and he served God. Our storms should not hinder our commitment to God, this is a ‘through thick’ and ‘thin till death do us part’ kinda relationship. The same vows you make when you get married, applies when you choose to follow God.
The bible teaches us about marital relationships. In regard to husbands it says,"For husbands, this means love your wives, just as Christ loved the church. He gave up his life for her."Ephesians 5:25. Genesis 2:24 says, “Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh." In regard to wives it says; “Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is head of the wife, as also Christ is head of the church; and He is the Saviour of the body. Therefore, just as the church is subject to Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in everything,"Ephesians 5:21-24.
These scriptures highlight a Christ-centred marriage. As I have said at the top, our relationship with God should also mirror the cows (dowry) we pay when we get married; through thick and thin. It’s no coincidence that the apostle Paul makes an example of Christ when he teaches the significance of a Christ-centred marriage.
Our relationship to God should be reflected by our earthly relationships. When we experience storms we experience them on this earth, right, and our father in heaven Gives us peace. How can we get the peace without a relationship? In this passage Jesus is teaching us about the importance of a strong foundation and I used marriage vows as an example of strong foundation. A relationship built on Christ will never be shaken.
As believers we should learn to say it is well when sorrows come our way. We should learn to say peace be still and know that God will be for us because we have a relationship with him. Just like Ephesians is teaching us about marriage, we should apply that to our relationship with God as a foundation.
Take note, Genesis says become one flesh, meaning you and God must become one, therefore, there is no room for one leg in and one leg out. You cannot be lukewarm. Revelations 3:15-16 says,“I know everything that you do. I know that you are neither cold nor hot. It would be better if you were either cold or hot. But you are only warm. Because you are neither cold nor hot, I am ready to throw you away completely.” In Revelations 2:2-4, God says, “I know everything that you do. You have worked much for me. You have continued to work patiently. I know that you do not accept bad people as your friends. Some of these bad people say that they are apostles of Jesus. You have thought carefully about what they teach people. And you have discovered that it is not true. You have been patient and strong in times of trouble. You have continued to serve me because you believe in me. You have not stopped because the work is too much.”
Dear friends, let us remain on fire for God, our first love. That’s where our peace comes from during these tough times.
Repent and go back to your first love. Seek the kingdom of God and his righteousness. Live in Holiness and Purity as you patiently wait for the second coming of our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ, for this is were our hopes lies as children of God.
May God strengthen you during these difficult times.
Father Lord, I come before your presence as a sinner.
I confess all my sins.
Please, forgive me.
I didn't know any better.
I promise not to go back to my old ways.
I believe that Jesus Christ came and died for me on the cross of calvary, so my sins can be wiped away.
I accept Jesus Christ as my Lord and Personal Saviour.
Be Lord over my life.
I promise to serve you forever and ever.
In the name of Jesus! Amen!
Declare Psalms 51 upon your life, Jesus loves you.