October 2013- “Solid Ground”

Temperatures in the 70s? Even in the 60s? How delightful to see a change in season, finally! Of course, summer is still lingering and our prayers for rain keep going up to the Lord for our land to become moist, our trees lush, and our animals cooler. As we pray for more rain, we pray for many more things in our lives, waiting with holy expectancy for the Lord God to answer.

In our study of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ’s Sermon on the Mount in the Gospel of Matthew (chapters 5 through 7), we have received such timely and powerful reminders from the Holy Spirit about how to live in Jesus’ way rather than our own. I believe that our greatest challenge from the Lord Jesus’ teaching comes from the third section of His sermon:

Matthew 7:24-25

24 “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man who built his house on rock. 25 The rain fell, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on rock.”

The question is:

Are you and I striving daily to pray with every breath, to read and take to heart the words of the Holy Bible, and to live out our lives Jesus’ Way?

If the answer is “yes,” then the foundation is rock solid.
If the answer is “not too much,” then there is rebuilding to be done.

Let’s walk closer together as a church as the fall season starts to settle in. Let’s build a stronger foundation of prayer, Bible Study, fellowship, and Community Outreach, that causes Jesus’ Name to be lifted high, that our church may become even more of a sanctuary for all who need the Lord. Let’s build upon the one true Solid Rock, Jesus, because all other ground is absolutely sinking sand.

In Christ’s Joy and Love,
Sister Vanessa