Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul,
“Therefore I hope in Him!” The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, to the soul who seeks Him. It is good that one should hope and wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.
To wait means to expect fully; to look for. It is tied to endurance. It is the picture of someone who expects something to happen and he earnestly “looks for” it to happen. It is illustrated in the believer who “looks for” and waits for the return of Christ and full redemption; the redemption of our bodies.
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Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, because of the man who brings wicked schemes to pass.
Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall. But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.
I waited patiently for the Lord; and He inclined to me, and heard my cry. He also brought me up out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my steps. He has put a new song in my mouth— Praise to our God. Many will see it and fear, and will trust in the Lord.
As the Getty’s sing “… I will stand on every promise of your Word.”
Some days the ground on which we stand feels like quicksand. The harder we try the more we sink. The promises of God are sure. By faith and in confidence we stand on God’s promises.
We stand on these promises when everything is going great and when everything around us appears to be shifting sand. Come back often for a promise upon which to stand.
A good question is — “What are the foundations in Foundations for Life?” Click here for a message where I spoke on this topic.
The first and foremost foundation of all is our Lord Jesus Christ. In 1 Corinthians 3:11 Paul wrote “For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.” So He is ‘the’ foundation in Foundations for Life. Everything we will seek to do here will be about Him, built on Him, and has a desire to exalt Him.
From that first and foremost truth, we can also say that a foundation in Foundations for Life is His Word. It is through His Word, the Bible, that we know Him. There are many opinions, thoughts, ideas, and stories about Jesus. But the truth about Him is documented in the Bible. The more we know the Bible, the more we know Him. One of my goals in life is to get you into the Word and the Word into you. The more we do this individually and together, the more we will know Him personally and collectively. I will seek to accomplish that goal as I teach and preach where He opens doors of opportunity and as I post items here on the Foundations for Life site.
We can also say that a foundation in Foundations for Life is the principles in His Word. The principles are how we apply the truth about Him found in His Word. They are how we take the Truth, the Lord Jesus, and the truths, found in His Word, and live them out each and every day; one day at a time. In current and future posts and pages I will present these principles we can and should live by.
Check here often and spend a few refreshing moments in the Lord. Through humor, personal stories, thought-provoking questions, insights from the Word and comments on current world events, these posts will enhance your fellowship with our Lord.
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As a small nugget of humor, I offer the following by way of a self-professed disclaimer. There are two types of questions I cannot answer:
- Questions for which have no answer.
- Questions I cannot answer at this time.
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Keep serving the Master because He lives