+Living Life God's Way+
When life caves in, you do not need reasons - you need comfort.
You do not need answers - you need someone.
And Jesus does not come to to us with an explanation -
He comes to us with His presence.
A Rock Solid Foundation
No other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is
1 Corinthians 3:11
As Christians we can become so preoccupied with our earthly affairs
that we shift our confidence from Jesus Christ to faith in our own
intellect. Then something happens to shake the foundation on which we
had been building.
Phillip E. Johnson, a gifted lawyer and primary spokesman for the
Intelligent Design movement, suffered a stroke and was likely to have
another.. Plagued by frightening thoughts during those few days after
his stroke, he was profoundly touched when a friend came and sang, "On
Christ, the solid rock, I stand - all other ground is sinking sand."
Johnson writes, "What was the solid rock on which I stood? I had
always prided myself on being self-reliant, and my brain was what I had
relied on. Now the self with its brain was exposed as the shaky
instrument it had always been. I was a Christian, even an ardent one in
my worldly fashion, but now all the smoke was blown away, and I saw
Truth close up." He resolved to keep Jesus at the center of his life and
is now a different man.
How quickly we rely on our intellect and reasoning, only to find that it
is a "shaky instrument." Let's never forget that Jesus is the only rock
solid foundation of truth on which we can always depend. - Herb Vander
My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus' blood and righteousness;
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
But wholly lean on Jesus' name. - Mote
Build your life on the solid foundation - Jesus Christ
Our Daily Bread; 8/16/2004
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