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February 21st, 2009

Stability

“I will show you what he is like who comes to me and hears my words and puts them into practice. He is like a man building a house, who dug down deep and laid the foundation on rock. When a flood came, the torrent struck that house but could not shake it, because it was well built.” Luke 6:47-48 (NIV)

Obedience to God’s Word leads to stability. It is not enough to be a hearer only. Putting God’s Word into practice is essential to building your life on a solid foundation and being blessed (James 1:25). Adversity will come. Seasons of uncertainty will come. Storms will arise. However, you will not be shaken and you will not be shifted because of the stability resulting from obeying God’s Word.

Disobedience to God’s Word leads to instability. Can you imagine building a house without a foundation? When the storms come, your house will not stand. Failing to hear God’s Word and to put it into practice is like building your life on shifting sand. Disobedience produces unhealthy and unwanted consequences.

You are a spiritual house in which the Holy Spirit lives. You are the walking tabernacle of the Presence of God (I Cor. 6:19-20). God has a specific plan for your life that includes hearing His Word and putting it into practice. God’s will is for you to obey His Word.

Are you obeying what God has already revealed to you through His Word? Are you loving God and loving others? “Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say?”(Luke 6:46 NIV).

Pursuing God,

Stephen Trammell
Executive Pastor

Author Stephen Trammell
Posted Saturday, February 21st, 2009 at 1:00 am
Category Applying God's Word, Obedience.
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