Word 4U Today

Good Foundations

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‘You must build … according to the pattern I will show you’                      Exodus 25:9 NLT


If you want to build tall, you need to go deep.

The most important part of any building is what you don’t see, the foundations under the surface.

That’s why whatever you’re trying to build – a relationship, a family, a church/ministry, or your own walk with God – a strong foundation is vital.


When he was the leader of God’s people, Moses spent over a month waiting in God’s presence for direction: ‘Then Moses disappeared into the cloud as he climbed higher up the mountain. He remained on the mountain forty days and forty nights’ (Exodus 24:17-18 NLT). Why? Because he knew that what he was building had to meet the needs of God’s people for generations.

God told Moses to go to Him for the plan, and he obeyed. This was more than just checking in with God and then running off to get on with his plan – God was the cornerstone, the beginning and end, the Source of it all.

It’s the same for us. (Use Google Maps to find your nearest cloud-covered mountain…) Alternatively, God has conveniently provided us with Bibles: real revelation from Him. It may not feel as you-specific as mountain-chats are, but He gave it for you, today.) His promise is, ‘If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God…and it will be given to him’ (James 1:5 NIV).

Want to build a solid, strong life? God knows what’s up ahead for you, and He knows how to guide you.

What now?

Focus on one thing you want to build in your life – an amazing relationship that would lead to lifelong marriage, maybe, or your dream career. Maybe it’s as fundamental as you being a strong man/woman of God. Ask Him: am I laying the right foundations at the moment? If not, what do I need to change?


Joy Ferdiz

September 15th, 2013

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