When I think of foundations, I see columns and blocks of concrete and maybe stairs leading up to the platform themselves. That is my personal perspective, but when I think of foundations in ways God is likely to create… I think of many rivers that are layered upon each other creating a solid structure within something that is normally fluid in nature.
Life being the fluidity in which we make choices and choose to live. Over time it creates within itself a wonderful picture of a framing. The construct in which we live becomes a solid structure over the years. It houses within us our care and concern for others. Written on every corner post are the destinies within us. It is a sign of things to come. “According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:” Ephesians 1:4
When I truly consider what foundation creates, I realize that being a foundations maker is no laughing matter. Foundations are filled with the moments in our lives that truly stand out to us. My revelation of foundations came as I watched one of my favorite show about house renovations. They take what is old and bringing it new life. No one sees at first what could be… then with careful attention to detail. The house is molded into a shadow of its former self but from the foundations it is made into a beautiful pleasing to the eye and a blessing to the heart. The environment becomes a living, breathing, life giving place. It’s corners more lovely, the detail in the hope of new things.
What I find is that God does much the same thing. No matter the foundation, he can create from anyone’s former self. He is the master carpenter after all. When I look at my children, I begin to understand that the foundation of a person is what brings us to Christ in the first place. We are predetermined to have a layer of our foundation constructed for just him. It is the first layer. It must be! God put us first in his heart, it makes sense that the first thing he puts in us is the conduit with which to connect with the one true living God. There is no living human that cannot do this! Amazing how God knew us before we knew ourselves.
Over time we then create the layers necessary to build our lives but we do it on the foundation of God created works in us. How do we do that? By everyday choices, by loving the people close to us, by holding onto the gospel written in our hearts from the beginning.
There is a reason most people dream of themselves in house form. I use to dream my house was dark and cluttered with junk. Specifically, once I dreamt it had pea green carpet. I cannot begin to tell you how much pea green carpet does NOT excite me. At any rate, it showed me how much I had to clean out of my life that I was holding on to. God is no respecter of persons and he will allow the muck in our hearts to cloud our thinking if we allow it to… Everything is always by choice with God.
But once we choose Him, He chooses us! We are fearfully and wonderfully made! We have hope at the very core of our being, though some choose to ignore it. God’s plan in my view…is to partner with us in this life to create in us a willingness to become his hands and feet. Not only is he constructing in you a share responsibility but a heart for a world he truly loves. He is crazy about that neighbor who lets their dog poop in your yard on the way back from the mailbox. He is madly in love with the old lady that is always in your business. God loves us ALL. He is related to us ALL so he relates to us all. We are his family! A joy I find in him every day, as I read the scripture.
He works tirelessly to prove everyday how much you are worth in this world and the next. Let’s face it, it is only God who can reveal his purposes and intents to us in this day and age that can change our hearts to the degree that we would not recognize ourselves from the old house that was standing before us, initially. Our hearts are truly a construction zone. Complete with cones, and roped off area’s that we create because we are ashamed to show the Father all the pea green carpet in our home. God knows us inside and out. He knows every hair on your head. He knows your address and that your going to eat that donut that you will likely have work off twice as hard in the gym tonight. He knows your foundations! He watched you construct them over the years and make choices good and bad.
Foundations are created by the creator as a gift. They are meant to be the Rock on which we stand.
“He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.” Psalms 40:2
All those fancy words mean that he sees all that the world has constructed around you. (The world is good at this, by the way) and establishes your feet and then knows once that is done where you will go from there. The idea is to get you headed in the right direction! Anyone who has children knows that once you teach your kids right from wrong, compassion and love, Christ in the world not of it… these are corner stones in life we can pattern ourselves after. Jesus walked this out every day, choosing from his foundations to choose God. Parents also know that once set up as a foundation in their lives, children begin to make choices based on those foundational principals. There is nothing like watching a child make a good decisions based on solid foundations you have created around him.
This is called “Rock solid” thinking, because every time they make a choice from that foundation in their life it will be from the goodness created in them. Nothing like it!
Foundation makers in this life have a wonderful calling from God to explain his world to people so they might function from this Rock Solid thinking at every turn. God then … begins to create in us a beautiful and grand construction. Polishing the silver if you will of our lives. No one knows you like the Father. He can rock our world in a single moment and bring us peace in all that we are the next. Our lives being transformed is nothing new to him because he has had the designs for your house laid out since the beginning of time. Since the moment, he chose YOU! He has always seen in you GREAT & GLORIOUS potential. We are his children. He cannot help himself!
Our lives great as they maybe though, are nothing when we do not partner with God. He is the only one who can transform pain and loss to restoration & giving. I have seen it more than once and I am convinced that he is the only one who can bring about true unwavering change in the lives of the people who acknowledge him in all his ways.
God separates us unto himself for his purpose and design and it is the perfect purpose and design for our lives. He builds the perfect home for YOU both to live. He takes into account all that you love that is his and place within your constructed life the way to make all that would truly and totally satisfy you!
I encourage you to be God’s. His joy and purpose will set you free to be all that you ever thought you could be … all you were destined to be in this life and the next. Your talents and gifts are NOT wasted on the Father. Your life creating a memoriam & legacy for the Father to work in future generations. He believes in you. His great Grace casting the shadow that appear to some as untrained or unfortified but you can never quantify the Lord. His ways are not our ways. Beloved, be ye transformed in his will and his hope for all the years to come.
Be ye sanctified over many living waters, to the core of your soul. And ask God to do the work that we can’t. Knowing that his work in you will be the only unselfish place you will ever find yourself. The only piece of your life that will ever live on … the goodness God creates inside you. There is no longer a drive to be great in your own right but only where the Father and you have worked side by side to create one relationship. One seamless life between the two of you.
God is an intimate Father that lovingly holds us together in times of struggle and need. He then creates in us the space we need to find him over and over again. His light shining the way each and every time. n
Your life is not some displaced measure of a man! But created in purpose and hope to be the person God created in this life. To reach the maximum number of hearts for him. Imagine if we all showed the love of God in this life. Imagine the impossible! God can do it! His hand reaching out over infinity to create one person who can touch all the people he loves for his sons sake. It is an amazing task yet people are doing it every day for HIM.
From the foundations of the world we are created for his purpose and his good pleasure. He knows that the strength you need in this life is directly related to him. Directly related to the love he offers you. Sing his praises daily and fill your life and your house with his hope. Knowing that God has created within you a Super Fantastic Foundation and that he will carry it out until the end!
Know his heart for you is GREAT & GRAND & Mighty! He is in love with you! His heart giving all it can to see that you find your way in him … in all your ways. Devoted is an understatement when it comes to the Father. His eternity is a testament to the love and grandness of the Father! No one will love you like he does… no one will accept every flaw and concern like he does.
Find your way to God …. Anyway you can. And don’t believe for a second he is weak or inactive. His power in your life is your choice. Create with him the space he needs to overcome your doubt and unbelief and he will create in you the space you need to bring life into your home again.
Beloved, be blessed and above all seek the Lord with all your heart.
Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.