As you know any house that is built to last must be able to withstand pressures – pressures from the weather and anything else that could cause its ruin. The foundation has to be solid; it has to be secure and once it has settled and become solidified, the rest of the house can be built on top of it. The same is true with our walk with the Lord. The foundation must start with the act of repentance. All of us have sinned and need to accept the Lord Jesus Christ as our one and only Savior because He is the only one who can save us and make forgiveness and reconciliation possible. Once we acknowledge our need for Jesus, we must purpose in our hearts to turn away from the life we use to live where we selfishly did whatever we wanted to do, and begin to live a life that honors God and gives Him first place in our life.
The second brick that must be used in the foundation of building a Christ centered life is faith. Faith is being assured of something you can’t see but you firmly believe that it will come to pass. The Bible tells us that without faith we will not be able to please God. Faith is so important because you will need it for the rest of your life. You must believe that God is. You must believe that His Word is true because when the wind blows against your house, you will be able to withstand the force of any storm. In this life you will have to go through test after test and if your foundation is not built on faith, you will succumb and lose the battle. Your faith will enable you to persevere and hold you steady when all else is crumbling around you.
Build your house upon the rocks of repentance and faith and one day you will hear “well done thy good and faithful servant.”