So last week I ranted a bit about foundations being something unseen. There's also something else I realized in my staring at my house time.
When the storm hits it's too late to work on the foundation.
Too often God is an afterthought. He's nice, but I don't need Him right now, so I won't worry about it right now.
And when the time comes that you suddenly think you need God, it's probably too late to build that foundation of faith that would have seen you through the storm.
When the foundation of my house was built it was made without knowing how many people would live there, what kind of weather was coming, when another earthquake will hit Indiana, so it was built to withstand whatever storms may come before they happened, before we even knew they would happen (if ever).
If you want a faith that is true and can withstand the storms of life, you can't ride along until a storm hits and then start to work on your foundation. Instead, to be healthy and able to stand, work on your foundation now. Ask any of the people in hurricane Sandy, some foundations weren't able to stand the storm and now people are rebuilding in the snow and rain. I bet they'd give anything to have a sunny, calm, 60 degree day to build their foundation.