Oreofe Olatunji: Foundations

Foundations

“The wise man built his house upon the rock
The wise man built his house upon the rock
The wise man built his house upon the rock
And the rain came tumbling down

Oh, the rain came down
And the floods came up
The rain came down
And the floods came up
The rain came down
And the floods came up
And the wise man’s house stood firm.

The foolish man built his house upon the sand
The foolish man built his house upon the sand
The foolish man built his house upon the sand
And the rain came tumbling down

Oh, the rain came down
And the floods came up
The rain came down
And the floods came up
The rain came down
And the floods came up
And the foolish man’s house went “splat!”

So, build your house on the Lord Jesus Christ
Build your house on the Lord Jesus Christ
Build your house on the Lord Jesus Christ
And the blessings will come down

….”

It might not be Thursday but that should not stop us from engaging in a #throwback exercise, right?  I’d like to believe that a good number of people who have had some interaction with Sunday School remember that song. It started playing in my head sometime last week and it has not let up ever since.

Foundations are very important, by any standards. When building homes, relationships, people or careers, one of the things that should not be compromised on is the foundation.

“If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?” – Psalm 11:3

One thing that’s certain about life is that trials will come. Tests too. Many of them. One of the important factors that determine whether a person will be victorious or not is what their foundation is.

The first step to building the right foundation is to truly give one’s life to Jesus. When Jesus comes into a person’s life, he puts His Spirit on that individual as a seal. With the Spirit comes the fruit of the Spirit. And the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. (Galatians 5:22)

If we make Christ our foundation, and build our lives on Him, our relationships will automatically be built on Him. When the storms of life come, those relationships will stand as firm as the wise man’s house. A relationship built outside of a true relationship with Christ is built on the sand. And when the rain comes down and the floods go up, it will without a doubt go “splat!”, just like the foolish man’s house.

When Jesus is our foundation, He loves others through us. This applies to loving Jesus Himself. You see, He helps us love Him in ways we never could if we relied on our natural power. He helps us keep His commandments, even when every cell of our flesh screams otherwise. And He helps us love other people, even when we don’t particularly like them.

Once the foundation has been laid, we need to keep building by spending time in God’s presence – continually, and by obeying Him – totally. As we do this, we conform more and more to Christ, the One who is love and who is the ultimate example of what it means to love in hard times.

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Oreofe Olatunji is a young lady working on living life God’s way. A certified sleep lover on the road to recovery, Oreofe’s loves spoken word poetry and all forms of literature. She blogs at  www.thegracedmisfit.com

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