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Build My Life Devotional

In a world filled with fleeting promises and shifting standards, where do we anchor our lives? The song Build My Life by Pat Barrett offers profound insight into this pressing question, guiding our hearts toward the eternal and unshakable foundation of Christ. "Worthy of every song we could ever sing, Worthy of all the praise we could ever bring, Worthy of every breath we could ever breathe, We live for you." From the song's very onset, we're reminded of the unparalleled worthiness of our Savior. He's deserving of our entire being, our every breath. However, recognizing His worthiness is just the beginning. The pivotal challenge lies in building our lives upon Him. In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus speaks about two builders: one wise and one foolish. The wise builder constructs his house upon the rock, while the foolish builder chooses sandy ground. When the inevitable storms come, only the house on the rock remains standing. This allegory is more than a lesson in construction; it's a clarion call to assess the foundation of our lives. So, how do we ensure we are building on the solid rock of Christ? 1. Daily Communion: Our relationship with Christ is nurtured by spending time with Him. Reading the Scriptures, praying, and meditating on His truths fortify our spiritual foundation. 2. Worship: Worship is more than songs on Sunday; it's a posture of the heart. The chorus of "Build My Life" echoes this sentiment, *"Holy, there is no one like You, there is none beside You, open up my eyes in wonder."* Worship elevates our perspective, focusing on the majesty of God rather than our transient troubles. 3. Obedience: Building on Christ isn't just about acknowledgment but action. We must align our lives with His teachings, letting them permeate and guide every decision. The bridge of "Build My Life" presents a heartfelt commitment: "I will build my life upon your love, It is a firm foundation. I will put my trust in you alone, And I will not be shaken." These words encapsulate the essence of the wise builder. When we intentionally lay our trust in Christ and His unwavering love, we won't be toppled by life's tumultuous tides. Yet, building on Christ doesn't promise a life devoid of storms. On the contrary, challenges are guaranteed. However, what it does promise is an unshakable foundation that won't crumble amidst the fiercest gales. When the world around us is in chaos, our hearts can remain steadfast, anchored in His eternal truths. Today, as you reflect on the lyrics of "Build My Life," ponder the areas of your life that might be built on shifting sands. Is it your career? Relationships? Aspirations? Surrender them to Christ, the Cornerstone. Let His truths reorient and realign those areas. Let's embark on the rewarding journey of building our lives upon His love, laying brick by brick, choice by choice, until our entire existence echoes the refrain of unwavering trust and deep-seated devotion. In Christ alone, our hope, our foundation, is found.Matthew 7:24-25 - *"Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock."

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