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​​​Rev. Dr. Gina Cobb

​​© 2019 


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“He will be the sure foundation for your times a rich store of salvation and wisdom and knowledge;

the fear of the Lord is the key to this treasure“ (Isaiah 33:6, NIV).

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It is essential for every building to have a good, solid foundation.  The importance of a firm foundation in apparent throughout the Word of God and it is your responsibility.

Merriam-Webster’s definition includes, “the act of founding; a basis (as a tenet, principle) upon which something stands or is supported…; an underlying base or support; especially: the whole masonry substructure of a building; a body or ground upon which something is built up or overlaid.” 

The doctrines of your life must be built upon the Bible and the Bible alone. Not on what a man says, not on what your pastor says,  etc. but built solely on His Word. Your entire Christian growth is a direct result of your relationship to God. Everything in your life is being built on the way you view God and His Word.

“Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them, may be compared to a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and yet it did not fall, for it had been founded on the rock. Everyone who hears these words of Mine and does not act on them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. The rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and it fell—and great was its fall”

(Matthew 7:24–27).

Heavenly Father,

My heart overflow with thanksgiving!  You have called me out of the darkness and into Your wonderful light.  Continue to open the eyes of my heart to have a clearer understanding of who You have called me to be and who You are to me.

I declare my dependence is upon You alone.  Strengthen me today, to live-out Your Word before others.  I depend and declare that You are my source for all wisdom. 

I ask in Jesus’ name,  that You give me knowledge from heaven and that Your wisdom will be evident through my life giving hope to others. I ask you to help me guard my mind against worldly philosophies or nonsense that opposes Your word. 

Oh Lord,  I long to be like a wise man who builds his house on a rock.  Built on the solid rock—the infallible word of God. I want to be one who regardless of the storms of life will not be moved.   

By faith, I declare that I am rooted firmly in Christ! And will accomplish all that You intend for me to do today.

Be glorified Father – in me and through me. I ask this in Jesus Name. Amen.