My prayer is that this letter finds you well and alive to the purposes of God for your life. In my previous letters to you this year, I have focused on values that help to build our life on the appropriate foundation. As we build on a sure foundation, the foundation we build enables us to sustain the assignment and purpose God has placed upon every believer.
In chapter seven of the Gospel of Matthew (Matthew 7:24-29), Jesus describes two types of people that are building -- the wise man and the foolish man. While both are building, only one is building correctly. Jesus describes the wise man as one who not only hears but also does. It is in hearing and doing the word of God that becomes pivotal to building a heavenly foundation in our life.
One of the things I have learned is that often God will speak to us about things to come far beyond the season and circumstance in which we are currently stationed (John 16:13). For example, I have shared the story from my own life many times that over 23 years ago God revealed to me the call of God to preach the gospel and to go as a sent one to the nations of the earth. The promise was given many years before it began to manifest. God delights in anchoring us in promise while also giving us grace to steward the current day. It is our ability to steward the day in which we live that will determine if we receive the promise that God has released to us for the coming season. This is the recurring theme in the life of many biblical characters who changed the course of history in scripture: Abraham, Joseph, David, Simeon, Jesus. As we seek to build our lives on the foundation God intends, it is a vitally important truth to recognize that we must correctly navigate the current season to enter into the promise of the next season. The following are truths and reflective questions I have as I seek to build my life with the appropriate foundation and navigate the seasons of life correctly.