Focus Verse: [and He will do this] if you continue in the faith, well-grounded and steadfast, and not shifting away from the [confident] hope [that is a result] of the gospel that you have heard, which was proclaimed in all creation under heaven, and of which [gospel] I, Paul, was made a minister. Colossians 1:23 (AMP)
I was rearranging furniture and needed to get rid of a wood framed box spring to an old bed. My stairs are narrow, so after hours of trying to get it down the stairs, I had to dismantle it and relocate it pieces at a time. This was not an easy process. The craftsmanship of older furniture is AMAZING because it took way more time than I thought it would. Every time I thought I was done, I would find another structural support beam that needed to be removed. This got frustrating after a while because what I thought would be a 10-20 minute task turned into a 2 hour ordeal. Which gave the Lord 2 hours to teach me about the craftsmanship of our relationship with Him.
Just as the craftsmanship and quality of that bed was strong and solid, so shall our relationship with Christ be. It was difficult to dismantle because it was solid and had a lot of support. A random outside force wasn’t going to cause it to crumble easily. Our relationship with Christ is the same way. We should be so built up in Him, through prayer, reading of His word and past experiences that we are solid and difficult to dismantle. Our support system should be one that is going to hold us up during difficult times where we don’t crumble under the pressures of this world. It took time for me to take the boxspring apart piece by piece. And just like that boxspring, it takes time to build our relationship with Christ piece by piece and when it’s built properly, dismantling is nearly impossible.
Prayer: Father, thank You so much for everyday revelations. Thank You so much for the lessons that You teach in our day to day activities. As I continue to build a solid relationship with You, help me to keep my eyes open to see every instruction and lesson You desire to teach me. In Jesus’ name, Amen