Friday, January 29, 2010

By What You Do

Many people have heard the story of building a foundation, the house on the rock was strong, the house on the sand was swept away in a storm. We even talked about it a few weeks ago at Downpour (our Bible Study). But do you know how Jesus introduces that parable?

Luke 7:46-47 ~ “Why do you call Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ but do not do what I say? I will show you what everyone is like who comes to Me and hears My words and obeys. (NCV)

So often I've heard the foundation is reading the Bible or praying or doing things that privately connect you with God, and all those things are good! But that's not all. There's more to it. Our foundation is built by doing what Jesus tells us to, by the way we live.

As much as we have tried to do this in the past few years, Jesus is not private. Religion is not a private act. It's something that is to be lived out and shared. When it comes to building a foundation for a holy life, the foundation needs to be built on action. We need to be doing all that Jesus told us to, not just the ones that make us feel comfortable or the ones we can do all by ourselves, all of it.


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