“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. 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.” Matthew 7:24 & 26
Architects know the importance of having a strong foundation before any structure is built. As Jesus demonstrated in His parable of The Wise Man & The Foolish Man, a building will not survive if the foundation is unsteady and constantly shifting.
Having a strong foundation to build our lives upon is also important. Life is fragile and ever-changing. Without a sturdy base to cling to our lives can fall apart. For the Christian this infrastructure is Jesus Christ.
As writers our base consists of fellow writers who help keep us on track so we don’t despair when our writing doesn’t go the way we hope. Along with these people we have a storehouse of books written by successful writers which teach us the ropes of this whole writing business.
However, our ultimate bedrock as Christian writers is Jesus. We are never to forget that. He is with us every step of the way on our writing journey. Our passion, our ideas, our motivation, everything comes from Him.
Don’t forget Jesus while you are writing. Begin your writing sessions with prayer. He has laid the strong foundation. Depend on it to remain solid and secure. Then no matter what happens you won’t feel discouraged or destroyed.
Dear Jesus, My Rock, Please give me the wisdom to always rely and build upon the foundation You provide. My trek through life and my journey through writing need a solid base to begin from and continue to grow upon. I don’t want to be like the foolish man who thinks shifting sand is a secure foundation. May Your Holy Spirit be constant in my life and may the reminder of You as my Rock be always in my heart and mind. In Your precious Name, Amen