Friday, October 7, 2016


He is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid a foundation on the rock; and when a flood occurred, the torrent burst against that house and could not shake it, because it had been well built. Luke 6:48 (NAS)

On the news recently there was a structure collapse with people trapped inside. Interviewed neighbors said they had been afraid something like that might happen since it hadn’t been built properly. I began thinking how essential it is to first have a firm foundation in everything we are building, whether it is a family, a business, or an actual structure.

In the world of writing there is a lot of attention placed on platform building. Everyone is looking for the perfect soapbox to attract interest in the book they are promoting. The focus is to sell. Why? So money can be made. A profit can be realized. There is a problem with that. There are a bazillion books out there. It's hard to find an original platform and convince people you have what they are looking for.
Instead of a platform, I want a rock. Platforms collapse. They're dependent on the flawed humans that build and maintain them. A rock is solid through and through. It will not collapse in on itself or me.
So whatever I do, dream or ever hope to accomplish must begin with a strong foundation. Christ is the rock I'm counting on. If I begin with Him as the cornerstone, seek Him and His guidance in all my hopes, plans and endeavors I cannot fail because He never fails. All the glory then naturally belongs to Him, eliminating human pride that guarantees a fall.

Praise You Father, you are the rock that never fails. Lead me in making You the rock foundation of all my plans.

©2016 Bonnie Mae Evans

1 comment:

Evelyn R. said...

Hi, my dear friend, Bonnie. I know, just as you do, that a firm foundation, when building anything, is necessary to succeed, whether it be an actual building, or a well-written article or a book. We both have worked long and hard over the devotions that we write. Our hope is that those who read our works will draw closer to the Great God who inspires us with His love. May you (we) succeed in all that you write and may it be pleasing to our Father in heaven.

With love,