Solid as a Rock
Date: 4/13/2008 03:14 - Subscribe
Mood: athletic


"Anyone who listens to my teachings and obeys me
is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid
rock. Though the rain comes in torrents and the flood
waters rise and the winds beat against that house,
it won't collapses because it is built on a rock. But
anyone who hears my teaching and ignores it is
foolish, like a person who builds a house on sand.
When the rain floods come and the winds beat
against the house, it will fall with a mighty crash."
(Matthew 7:24-27) NLT


You know everytime I hear the expression
"Solid as a Rock", I think of these four verses in
chapter 7 of Matthew. I was looking at this
verse this past week, thinking about Christ's
teachings and how important it is to me not
only to listen to his teachings but obey them.
So many of Christ's specific teachings are
centered around four very important themes,
Faith,Love, Peace, and Service to God and to Man.
If you focus your life on these four themes, you will
hear and obey His teachings. I would like you to
try something for me and specifically for you. This
week when you wake up in the morning, pray and
think about these themes and how you will incorperate
them in your life that day. How are you going to draw
upon your faith and show your faith to others. Try
loving that person, that is so very hard for you to even like
let alone love. Who knows you might get up enough
courage to tell them you love them. How are you going
to remain at peace when all else is in turmoil. And finally
see if you can think of something specific you can do to
serve someone else. It doesn't have to be anything big,
just do some small thing to help someone else. Guess
what, I just defined "Christian". That's what it means to
be a follower of Jesus Christ. No arguments, no gossip,
no attitude, no anger, no apathy, Just Plain Love. Please
try it, I think you'll like it. That's where my house is, right
there built on solid rock, JESUS CHRIST!


Thank you God for that solid rock foundation. In Jesus
Name Amen!


Emily Greene Balch
Leader of The Women's International League for Peace and Freedom,
Recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (1867-1961)

"We have a long way to go. So let us hasten along the road,
the road of human tenderness and generosity. Groping,
we may find one another's hands in the dark."

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