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BUILDING ON CONFIDENCE AUGUST 25, 2021


 
 

1 Corinthians 10:12


So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall!


Psalms 57:7


My heart, O God, is steadfast, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and make music.


Matthew 21:42


Jesus said to them, “Have you never read in the Scriptures: “ ‘The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; the Lord has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes’ ?

 

BUILDING ON CONFIDENCE

 

Have you ever helped a young child learn how to build a tower?


The kind of tower they’ll destroy seconds before it’s finished?


I have watched my Grandson build towers. He likes to build towers out of regular building blocks, he tries to “tower up” trucks, pillows, driftwood, and rocks. Yet, his towers repeatedly fall before they are tall enough for most of us to even consider the structure a tower at all.


Mateo, the smartest Grandson ever, : ) had yet to fully grasp the concept of a firm foundation. He’s not alone.


How often do we watch pieces of our lives prematurely topple?


We build on wealth, our lives fall. We build on education, appearance, or relationship, on the latest toys, and at some point, our towers crumble. Why?


Because when our confidence is placed on anything other than the loving acceptance of our Creator, we are engineering failure into our foundation.


You might be picking up blocks right now, thinking about laying a foundation, or sitting at the top of a fragile, leaning tower.


There is really good news for you. God is not only a good builder; “God is the ultimate architect, restoration specialist, and general contractor.” Before you know what you need, God has what you need. When the world needed a Savior, He sent the “chief Cornerstone.” Therefore, we can say, “I’m confident.” Not self-confident, but God-confident.


By the way, my Grandson Mateo, I have noticed recently is starting to realize how important laying a foundation is for his construction projects. I pray we will too.

"Each one should build with care. For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ." (1 Corinthians 3:11)
 

PRAYER


God, I want You and my salvation through Christ to be the foundation of my life. I invite the Holy Spirit to reveal to me other blocks I have tried to put in your place. Amen.

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