Its inevitable that during our lives we will go through tough times. The key during those times is to find an anchor to hold on to. In Matthew 7:24-27, Jesus compares two builders building a house. The wise builder who build his house on a rock was prepared for anything that came his way. That is what we must to do to be successful in life. The key to building our life on The Rock Jesus Christ is what He says in verse 24, ““Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock….” The way to build our life in/on Christ the Rock, is by hearing His word and doing it.
Joshua 1:8, “This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.”
The above verse echoes what Jesus is teaching about building a successful life. This verse encourages us to meditate in His words so that they can come in our hearts. Because out of the heart, flows the issues of life.
Mark 4:24, “Then He said to them, “Take heed what you hear. With the same measure you use, it will be measured to you; and to you who hear, more will be given.”
This verse puts the responsibility of our success on our ability to hear God. Amid tough times the words we hear from God are very important in determining our victory. We sometimes miss what God is saying during trouble and when we end up losing we start blaming God, but the whole time He was trying to direct us out of it. Look at Paul in Acts 27:21-26. He heard what God was telling Him (through an Angel) and that word change the entire outcome of the situation.
Acts 27:23, “But after long abstinence from food, then Paul stood in the midst of them and said, “Men, you should have listened to me, and not have sailed from Crete and incurred this disaster and loss. And now I urge you to take heart, for there will be no loss of life among you, but only of the ship. For there stood by me this night an angel of the God to whom I belong and whom I serve, saying, ‘Do not be afraid, Paul; you must be brought before Caesar; and indeed, God has granted you all those who sail with you.’ Therefore, take heart, men, for I believe God that it will be just as it was told me. However, we must run aground on a certain island.””
Mark 4:24 adds that depending on how much we hear, more will be given to us. In the parable of the talents (Matthew 25:14-30), the servants were given talents and the servant didn’t do what he was supposed to do even though he knew what his master wanted. That is why his punishment was harsh, because more was given to him and he did take advantage of it.
Matthew 25:24-25, ““Then he who had received the one talent came and said, ‘Lord, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you have not sown, and gathering where you have not scattered seed. And I was afraid and went and hid your talent in the ground. Look, there you have what is yours.’”
For us today we have God the Holy Spirit dwelling in us always speaking to us. I pray that we begin to practice hearing Him, because that is how we succeed in this world.
Thank you for reading my post and I would really appreciate if you comment. We are a body, and each member sees things from a different perspective; because of that different perspective, we grow faster and stronger. Thank you 😊!