"Anyone who hears my words and puts them into practice is like the wise man who built his house on rock." Matthew 7:24
I like building sandcastles on the beach. I remember when Josh was a toddler we made a complicated sandcastle but it was too close to the water. When the waves crashed on it, nothing was left of our hard work! The same is true with what we do with our life. We may work hard without realizing we are building sand castles easily destroyed by the waves of adversity. One of my favorite verses is Psalm 127:1, "Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it." We have to make sure we are building our life, our family, our business on rock, the Word of God.
I am reading Dodong Cacanando's book "Breaking Through". He left a high paying job in HP because He heard God telling him to leave. In spite of the uncertainty, he and his family obeyed. Because of this, he saw miracle after miracle, showing him God walked before him. It wasn't easy. Dodong always experienced what he called, "crisis of faith" moments, but like Moses, when he stepped out in faith, God parted the Red Sea for him. One of them was when he was looking for a business in Bukidnon. God showed him that He already planned the business, prepared the land, permits, the capital he needed way in advance. Dodong also felt like Abraham who left all that he was familiar with to go to a far place where everything was new!
Lord, life is filled with uncertainties. But You have a plan for us, a wonderful future prepared for us. May we read Your Word, listen to Your still small voice, and obey You. May we walk with You, trusting that where You lead, is the best place we can be!