How Strong is Your Foundation? A firm foundation is crucial in spiritual life, especially through prayer and Bible study. The Parable of the Wise and Foolish Builders in Matthew 7:24-27 (NKJV) captures this brilliantly: "Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock."
The rock in this parable symbolises a sturdy, faith-based foundation rooted in Christ. Such a foundation provides the stability we need to maintain a practical prayer life and an enriching Bible study routine. When we are grounded in God’s word and understand the principles of faith, our prayers align more with God's will.
Developing strong spiritual disciplines will continually fortify our foundational beliefs. You will grow in wisdom, understanding, and closeness to God. Developing a solid foundation will bring you peace, centre your decision making and provide you wisdom always.
A routine of prayer and bible study will correctly steer your whole life.
Lord, help me improve my routine of prayer and bible study. Amen.
Reduce TV consumption by one hour a week and use the time to pray and read the bible.
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