Therefore, everyone who hears these words of mine, and puts them into practice is like a man who built his house on a rock: The rains came down. The streams rose, and the winds blew against that house; yet, it didn’t fall, because it had its foundation on a rock. But everyone who hears these words of mine, but doesn’t 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. Matthew 7:24-27
Storms come into everyone’s life. Their intensity can even be so bad they can even howl against us like a Cat- 5 Hurricane! As a Chaplain in the United States Military, and VA, I have seen people pounded by the pain of spiritual, emotional,verbal, sexual and war maladies caused by the worst of the worst of what humans can do to one another. Sin, I have seen, shred at the very hearts of humanity. Jesus words, in our scripture text above, point us to a way of Rock-solid Eternal Spirituality Today (R.E.S.T.)
Jesus plan is simply this: Look back through these teachings of mine, from Matthew 7 back to 5, and you will discover, through these teachings of Jesus how to weather the storms, and how to come out fully alive. Simply embrace Jesus teachings. Yes, He says to apply His teachings! If you do, there is no storm too big to defeat you! But He also reminds us that if we just read His words or His teachings, but we do not apply them, we will crash and burn! Indeed, He tells us to become a part of God’s Word, and allow it to become a part of us. We will then allow the Word of God, via Jesus,’ teachings to give us the power to walk on stepping stones to victorious Christ Centered living.
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God Bless You
Chaplain Al McGowen