I’ve been having some thoughts about foundations, being on the rock, being grounded in Christ recently. I thought if I wrote out the various verses that come to mind it might be more clear what exactly is being said to me…..
I Timothy 6:18 Command them to do good to be rich in good deeds and to be generous and willing to share. In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life.
Matthew 7:24 Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who builds his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose up,and the winds blew and beat against the house; yet it did not fall because it had its foundation on the rock.
Matthew 25:1 At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like 10 virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. 5 were foolish and 5 were wise. The foolish took their lamps but didn’t take any oil. The wise however took oil in jars along with their lamps. The bridegroom was a long time in coming…..
Ephesians 5:15 Be very careful then how you live not as unwise but as wise. Making the most of every situation because the days are evil.
Hebrews 6:1 Lets leave elementary teaching about Christ and go on to maturity not laying again the foundation of repentance from acts that lead to death and of faith in God, instruction about baptisms, laying on of hands, resurrection of the dead, eternal judgement and God permitting we will do so.
Ephesians 2:19-20 Consequently you are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow citizens with God’s people and members of God’s household, built on the foundation of the apostles and the prophets with Christ as the chief cornerstone. In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. And in him you are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his spirit.
Might seem strange but when I review all these verses, they have been on my mind for some time now BTW, I just feel like God cleanses my whole family line. What I mean is…
When I “take to / hold onto” or can I say when I am “marry into” his family line and remain there / be grounded there in Christ by faith…. He straightens out and cleanses, cleanses, cleanses my family line. My family line becomes His family line.
The more I am grounded in Christ the better chance my family line has of being grounded in Christ.
AND His family line is mine, yeah. His Father is now my Father. His brothers and sisters are now my brothers and sisters.
PRAYER FOR THE FAMILY:
Ephesians 3:16-19 I pray the out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his spirit in your inner being. So that Christ may dwell in your heart through faith. And I pray that you being rooted and established in love my have power together with all the saints to grasp how wide and long and high and deep in the love of Christ and to know this love that surpasses knowledge that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Amen.