18th January 2015

Christ the sure foundation

“Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. . . Christ, the head of the body. For he holds the whole body together with its joints and ligaments, and it grows as God nourishes it.” (Colossians 2:7 & 19)

As we begin this new year, set your eyes on the horizon. How do you envisage this year will end? All of us want it to end on a high note, with success, in anything and everything we set out to accomplish. Hard work, well planning and clever strategy are definitely needful, but above all things, let us anchor our lives, our family, our Church, our studies or career, our business and our ministries in Jesus. Seek His mind and live His will, make Christ our sure foundation, then we will find success.

“The strength of anything is its foundation. The architect’s design envisions structure height and adds sufficient foundation below to support floors above—the deeper the foundation the higher the building can go. Individual success also, a measure of how far we can advance, derives from depths of spiritual character, the most critical support for intellectual growth and vital for strong, healthy emotions.

Men often confuse the issue. They believe they can make the Lord one option among many for as source and influence for success. But Jesus Christ is not merely a higher power; He is the highest power. The Lord Jesus Christ is the most powerful power – the greatest and “sure foundation” for success. The Lord’s power is all power. He is the Almighty God. His strength is mission strength for the daily life of every believer.”

Adopted from Shirley Weaver Devotional