“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.” — Matthew 7:24
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As I sat outside watching my neighbors busily prepare for an impending storm, I wondered why I was sitting there with pen and paper instead of hammer and nails. As I began to walk, my thoughts became prayers and then declarations about the inclement weather ahead. Another moment to trust, to hold on to the promises of God.
I stopped as a strong wind carrying the smell of salt water 30 miles away made me ask the question, “Am I ready for a storm?” A little drizzle changed my pace from a walk, to a trot, to a run and then all-out sprint.
When should you prepare for a storm? When you are in the middle of it, or before it hits?
In Matthew 7, Jesus tells the story about a wise man who built his house on rock. The rain fell and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall because it had been founded on rock. And then He tells the story of a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain fell and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell. And great was the fall.
Your preparation for every storm is standing on the Word and trusting in the Rock. Lay your foundation in trust and frame your house with His faithfulness, and when the winds of change come, you might bend but you won’t break.
— Fleceia Comeaux, NWSL’s Houston Dash co-chaplain
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