For myself and many people I know, "transition" seems to be the recent life trend. In the middle of releasing old things and determining what the future holds, God has been slowing me down from my usual pace and asking me to dream with Him. Then, instead of immediately running with those dreams, He's been speaking to me about the importance of laying foundations, which is the subject of this week's photo.
Ugg, I love to build, but don't relish the idea of spending too much time on preparation. For someone who enjoys action, it's difficult for me to slow down and truly think about how to invest in the big picture... but recently the Holy Spirit shifted my perspective with a passage in Revelation.
"And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.... and the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones." Revelation 21:14, 19a
In His city, foundations are made of precious stones and people, and they are built to carry the Presence and glory of God. (Read Revelation 21 for context-- you'll be amazed at this city!) All of a sudden it struck me that God wants to build the next season of my life with these things as well: people, and precious jewels of revelation that come from my time with Him. In God's city, even the foundations are beautiful.
How do you lay a good foundation? I did some internet research and discovered five crucial DIY steps for building well that also apply to our life journey. Some of these "jewels" are a bit uncomfortable, but they are so applicable!
10/15/2018 12:15:12 am
What great insights this image and the devotional thoughts bring to light!! So true.
10/16/2018 01:54:23 pm
Thanks for sharing, Bryan, great insight! Yes- He takes the little seeds we plant and makes them far greater than we can imagine. Yes!
10/16/2018 06:40:21 am
I see the builder setting the bigger and stronger stones at the bottom because at some point they will have to carry the smaller ones. I also notice the wall has different size and color stones.
10/16/2018 01:55:20 pm
This is so true-- thanks for commenting!
5/16/2019 02:14:08 pm
Patience and waiting for cement to cure is a vital part.
5/16/2019 02:47:28 pm
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