My Grace-Full Life

1.8.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Calling the Professional for Repairs to Our Foundation

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• When my husband and I were looking for a house a few years ago, there was one I was super-excited about.
It had a lot of neat bells and whistles, including a backyard that had been modeled like an extended living room from the house.
It was in the location we wanted and in our budget.
It even had a pool, which for those of you who know me—may be surprising.
I have issues with pools.
But that’s really more about public pools (“people soup”).
I’d love to have a private one.
Granted, no one would be invited to use it because of my “people soup” issues…
But I’m getting off track.
There were so many great things about this house except for one major thing.
A crack in the foundation.
It was tempting to ignore that crack.
But we knew it would be a costly repair so we crossed it off our list and moved on.
Sometimes though, cracks happen in the best of foundations.
Even our faith foundations.
The best thing to do when a foundational crack occurs is to address it early before the problem gets out of hand.
However, how often do we let those cracks sit there, inching out and expanding?
Colossians 3:14 says, “And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.”
When our foundation gets rattled or cracked, it’s time to roll up our sleeves and get on our knees in prayer.
Not roll up our sleeves and try to do it ourselves.
This is not a DIY job.
This is the kind of project for which we need to call in the Professional.
And there’s no one better qualified than Jesus.
What makes Him qualified?
First, Hebrews 12:2 says Jesus is the author and perfector of our faith.
And second, 1 John 4:8b says, “God is love.”
The cracks in our foundation can be repaired by the one who writes and perfects our faith when we ask Him to; who is the very love we need to bind up the crack.
Plus, Jesus was a carpenter!
How cool is that?!
When life shakes our foundation and cracks begin to appear, I love the idea of Jesus bent down with a heavenly caulk gun, repairing the damaged places in our lives as no one else can.
Great news—He’s always on call, 24/7, and He is always available if we ask for His help.
Plus, He offers Himself for free to anyone who trusts in Him.
Today, as you pray, thank Jesus that He’s the professional who can fix our faith and that we don’t have to do it ourselves.
Ask the Holy Spirit to show you where there are areas in your life that need the repair that only Jesus can offer.

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