We all have rocks in our heads, lies that need to be dislodged by truth. As these are removed, they are replaced by bedrock truths we can build a life on. I call these truths Foundation Stones. Here are a few of my favorite Foundation Stones:
- God knows and loves me right now, as I am. (Psalm 139:1-6) God’s love for me is constant, and is independent of my choices. He doesn’t love me more when I follow Him, or love me less when I don’t. He doesn’t love me more when I try to be perfect, or less when I realize that I can’t. God has hopes for me, not expectations.
- God is invested; He is “all-in” with me. He came to get me. He died for me. He overrode death for me. Hard to get more invested in loving me than that.
- God is trustworthy. He will do what He says. I can count on Him
- to be with me
- to take care of me
- to work in the world. God is active in this world, and when bad things happen to me, He will turn them into something good.. Even when I don’t understand what is going on, I can be sure that I am in good hands, and He will use the circumstances to create the best outcome.
- God is my Father. He has adopted me as His child. I belong to Him, and to His family. This isn’t hyperbole. I am his daughter. His very own.
- God is good company. Wise. Interested. Peaceful. Considerate. I can be content with Him.
God’s most dominant characteristic is His love. He tells us that he IS love.
Billy Graham wrote,
“His love is not a passing fancy or a superficial emotion; it is a profound and unshakable commitment that seeks what is best for us. Human love may change or fade; God’s love never will. He says to us, ‘I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness.’ (Jeremiah 31:3)”
These are just some of my foundation stones. What are yours? What are you building your life on?