“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.”
In the storm, in the rain, in the wind, is your faith still standing? If it is not, you have to ask yourself, what is your faith in?
When Jesus said to Peter in Matthew 16:18, “Upon this rock I will build my Church”, He was talking about the rock of the Word of the Kingdom of God, a rock that can never be shaken. God’s Word is Spirit and life; it has the ability to produce a spiritual force that grows and develops within our heart, called faith. Our emotion and our reason may admire, appreciate and value God’s Word but only faith acts on it.
It’s surprising today what faith people have in wrong things. Don’t wait ‘til your life comes crashing down around you before you realise you have been building on the wrong foundation. How can you check the foundation of your life? If we examine our daily life, we know how much faith we have. What are your thoughts, your words, your actions? Those whose minds are not dominated by the Word of God always discuss their warfare instead of the One fighting for them, they discuss their sickness instead of the Healer, their bondage instead of their liberty in Christ Jesus.
When you trust God’s Word and its provision, your heart will be fixed and established on the solid foundation, the living Word of God; then you can say with the Psalmist: “Great peace have those who love your law; nothing can make them stumble.” (Psalm 119:165)