Today we all had a family conference and in the midst of the discussion it surfaced that some of our kids had been feeling like we had dropped some of our family traditions and the foundational things we have established our family upon.
Some of those things are like that we share “What’s the best part of your day” each night at the dinner table, or that we have a regular family night so that we stay connected to one another.
However, over the years there has been some things that we have obviously let slip in the busyness of life and changing circumstances.
It was a reminder of how traditions and values are in fact a good thing in our lives if we make them ones that connect us and are a positive in our lives. They remind us of who we are, where we have come from and what we want to remain connected to. Without them we can very easily forget what is important and find the foundations of our relationships becoming shaky.
Jesus told a story about a foolish and a wise man who built their houses. The wise man built his house on the rock and a solid foundation. When the storms came his house remained intact because it was built on solid ground. However, the foolish man took the route of building his house on sand. It seemed an easier process because the foundations didn’t take as long to establish but they weren’t strong and when the storms blew the house crumbled and was washed away. (Matthew 7:24-27)
Jesus said it is our choice whether we are a wise or a foolish builder. He said everyone who hears his words and puts them into practice is like the wise builder. We can either build our house on a foundation of faith, His words, solid values, traditions, and beliefs, or it can be built on a system of values and beliefs that changes with whatever is going on around us and which exclude Him.
Today I encourage you to be like the wise builder that Jesus talked about and build your life on those relationships and things that are rock solid in your life.
Your life, like a building, is only as strong as the foundation it is built upon so build foundations, traditions and disciplines that will help you to become the best version of yourself an enable you to stand regardless of what is going on around you.
And if you have realised that you have let some foundational things in your life slip, choose today that you are going to reinstate the things that will help you to be rock solid so you can move forward strong.
“Wise people are builders – they build families, businesses, communities. And through intelligence and insight their enterprises are established and endure.” (Proverbs 24:3 TPT)
Prayer Lord, thank you that you a rock solid and encourage me to build my life on you and your truth. Please help me to prioritize my relationship with you and those things that will build solid foundations in my life. In Jesus name Amen.