Friday, April 13, 2012

Building a Home

If we want to be like the wise woman in Proverbs 14 we'll build our "homes" according to God's blueprint.

✞ The foundation of our lives will be the gospel of Jesus Christ, the only foundation guaranteed to last for eternity!

✞ Put up thick walls of prayer to surround our lives with protection.

✞ Study God's Word. That will provide a roof over our heads when the storms of life beat down on us.

✞ Furnish our "homes" with godly characteristics such as love, joy, self-control, peace, and patience.

✞ Regular home inspections and spring cleanings are also important --- Are the attics of our minds cluttered? Are our roofs leaking? Could our chimneys use cleaning so that we can safely let off steam from the pressures of life? Do we need to shake off the mat at the front door and welcome friends into our hearts more often?

✞ Constructing and maintaining our "homes" require a lot of hard work but the effort will be worth it when time reveals that we've built lives that are beautiful in God's eyes and exhibit quality construction.

[The One Year Women of the Bible by Dianne Neal Matthews]

Matthew 7:24-25 ... Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.

1 Corinthians 3:11 ... For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.❤