What is your life built on? We looked at wisdom previously and were encouraged to challenge the traditions and habits we have picked up and ask if they are really wise.
Today, we ask the question, what are our lives built on? In Matthew 7:24-27, we read of two types of builders:
“Therefore, everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”
In Colossians 2:6-7, Paul reminds the church there that, even though they had received Jesus as Lord, there was an important command – to continue to live in him. Living in him is a daily choice, as we consider the battle between our fleshly desires and our spiritual desires that are honouring to God.
So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.
The fruit of the spirit that shows you are operating out of a life lived in God is the overflow of thankfulness. Thankfulness is a heart response to the good that you see and receive from others and out of your intimate spiritual relationship with God. This week, take some time to reflect on how thankful you are for all you have been blessed with.