September 24, 2014

Read: Luke 6:46-49

God recently gave me a new message about this very passage in Luke 6.

What separates Christians from non-Christians? If we were to put ten people in a room, would we be able to separate the Christians and the non-Christians? I believe Luke 6:46-49 gives us an answer to this question.

After teaching people through parables, Jesus stated, "Whoever comes to me, hears my sayings, and does them is like a man building a house, who dug deep and built the foundation on the rock." He then said the people who hear Him, but don't listen, are like people who don't build their house on a solid foundation.

Do you know the only time you can tell when a house is built on a good or bad foundation?

When disaster strikes.

When the flood hits, the house with the solid foundation stands tall and strong, while the flood sweeps away the house built on a bad foundation.

Upon which foundation is your life built? Will it withstand the flood of temptation, heartbreak, death, illness, or evil? Will it be standing strong in the end?
Until something bad happens, we all look the same.


Adoration: God is holy, mighty, gracious, and merciful. Spend time declaring your love for Him and expressing your thoughts of praise and worship. 

Confession: Ask God to search your heart and reveal any areas of unconfessed sin. Acknowledge these to the Lord and thank Him for His forgiveness. 

Thanksgiving: Express your thankfulness to God for the blessings He has given you. When we consider that we deserve punishment because of our sinfulness, and instead God gives to us His love and mercy, our only response should be one of thankfulness. 

Supplication: Petition God for growth in your compassion and love toward others.  Offer prayers for your loved ones and others who do not know Jesus and for those in need.  Ask God to use you to tell others about Him and show His love. Offer prayers concerning your activities for this day and any special concerns you have.