Deeper Day 164: Foundations

“Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say? I will show you what he is like who comes to me and hears my words and puts them into practice. He is like a man building a house, who dug down deep and laid the foundation on rock. When a flood came, the torrent struck that house but could not shake it, because it was well built. But the one who hears my words and does not put them into practice is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. The moment the torrent struck that house, it collapsed, and its destruction was complete.” Luke 6:46-49

Foundation is so important, but how is it established?

The One Who set the foundations of the earth and established the borders for the ocean can create a deep foundation within your heart, but this will require time and deliberate surrender.

Salvation is only the first step in our walk with Jesus. After salvation we are invited into a lifelong journey of cultivating not only our new life with Him, but also walking out heart healing from the things of the past. Yes, a measure of this can happen right away when we are saved, but for most, the process takes a long time and has many different layers. It’s within the fires of healing and the time spent searching out God’s heart in scripture that our real relationship develops into deep rooted foundations. It’s in relationship built with the Holy Spirit that our hearts find a deeper revelation of what God intended when He released the Comforter to guide us through this life.

Before we begin focusing on all that we feel should be changed in the world, first we should stop and make sure we are living life from a solid foundation. The foundation with three pillars, Father, Son and the Holy Spirit. With that three-prong foundation, there is no limit to the heights we can reach.

I encourage you today to really take time to evaluate the depth and strength of your foundation. Have you neglected any part of that three-pillar foundation? We can lean in and become acquainted with Them at any time, we only need to ask. We meet Jesus at the cross, and then He leads us into relationship with Father and Spirit, it’s a beautiful process.

Prayer Moment: God, draw me nearer to Your heart. Hold me close and lead me in love. God, I long to know You in all forms. I love You, Abba Father. I love You, Jesus. I love You, Holy Spirit. Lord, I love all of You. Every part. Help me to cultivate deep roots of relationship and understanding with You. Bless me, Lord. Help me to be a blessing to You too. In Jesus name, Amen.

The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it; for He founded it upon the seas and established it upon the waters. Who may ascend the hill of the Lord? Who may stand in His Holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to an idol or swear by what is false. He will receive blessing from the Lord and vindication from God his Savior. Such is the generation of those who seek Him, who seek Your face, O God of Jacob. Lift up your heads, O you gates; be lifted up, you ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in. Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle. Lift up your heads, O you gates; lift them up, you ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in. Who is He, this King of glory? The Lord Almighty- He is the King of glory. Psalm 24