You might have seen a little teaser photo of my kids building with blocks. Unfortunately, I won’t be telling you how to make the best house out of blocks (although I could probably do that down the line). However, I will be sharing with you the most important step you can take for you and your family. With that being said, let’s talk about building houses!
My husband, Garrett and I built our current home just over 2 years ago and will be starting our next house build in just a couple of months. There were and are so many steps into building a house, but just like any builder will tell you, a solid foundation is key. You wouldn’t just start throwing walls up on the grass. No, you make sure your foundation is solid. You want your home to withstand any circumstance that it comes into contact with. The foundation of our family is no different.
We are home builders. We are not building just any type of house. We are building a dwelling where we are glorifying God in every aspect and people are served with skill and love. We are building a wisdom house.
The Webster Dictionary says that "a foundation is a body or ground upon which something is built or overlaid”.
1 Corinthians 3:11 says, “For no one can lay any other foundation than what has been laid down. That foundation is Jesus Christ.”
Matthew 7:24-25 says, “Therefore, everyone who hears these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain fell , the rivers rose, and the winds blew and pounded that house. Yet it did not collapse, because its foundation was on the rock.”
Jesus Christ is our foundation.
In our home Jesus Christ is our foundation. Our goal is that everything we do in our house brings glory to God. The things we say, how we act, the words we use, how we spend our time, the way we respond to each other as husband and wife, the way that we respond to our children. All of these things come from our foundation.
You do not have to be married or have children to have this foundation. It’s for the rich and poor, the young and old, the single and the married. If you have believed in Jesus Christ for eternal life, you can have this foundation.
We read Matthew 7:24-25 previously. Verse 26-27 continues on to say: “But everyone who hears these words of mine and doesn’t act on them will be like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain fell, the rivers rose, the winds blew and pounded that house, and it collapsed. It collapsed with a great crash.
There was a time where Christ was not the active foundation at home. It wasn’t pretty. There was struggle, doubt, frustration, and confusion. While we were believers, we did not understand what it meant to have Christ at the foundation of our home.
Consider the things in your home that you keep trying to repair but no matter how many times you seem to fix it, it keeps reappearing. Financially, your relationships, emotionally, etc. You can address the symptoms, but can we do better and look for the source? Our house had been built on sand. It wasn’t going to last. I challenge you to reflect on what your foundation is. If you want stability in your personal life, your family, finances, the ministry you have, and even your community, you need a solid foundation of God’s word, and application to follow. These are things that our family still strive for each and every day! Sometimes it's easy, and sometimes it is not. But, it is worth it.
When I envisioned this blog I knew that this was the official “first blog” post with real content I wanted to share with you all. This will help you understand how our house continually runs. Hard things come, but Jesus remains. I look forward to sharing more about how I am "Managing The Morrises" and all of our family adventures and tips and tricks that happen on our foundation️.