Wednesday, December 21, 2016

"What If" - 12/21/16 - Hebrews 11-13

"The fundamental fact of existence is that this Trust in God,
this Faith,
is the firm foundation under everything that makes life worth living.
It’s our handle on what we can’t see." (11:1-2)

A few years ago while visiting Nichalas and Amber in Arizona, we went to the famous Chapel of The Holy Cross in Sedona.  I remember standing and looking at the beauty of the building and how much work went into putting in a strong enough foundation for it to sit securely on the mountain top.  How it is able to withstand the forces of nature. 
I began to think about my foundation and how much sacrifice from my Savior went into our foundation.  As then, I still smile knowing we are not standing alone on a mountain top.  Our ABBA and His family are always together.  
Upon reading these verses I was reminded of that day at the Chapel and realized it is due to our strong foundation "in" Him our outlook towards the trials and tribulations we are going through is completely opposite of those "in" the world. Part of our foundation is built of The Trust and The Faith "in" Him. 
I began to think about our attitude when set deep into His foundation of Trust and Faith. 
What if - we were to look at all trials and tribulations in excitement?
Knowing, without doubt, ABBA has everything under control. 
Knowing, without doubt, when we get through the experience, He has something even better waiting for us. 
What if - we were to be thankful in and for all things? 
What if - we were to not take our focus off of Him?  
What if - we were to carry His Word within our hearts?  
Stand firm in it and live by it? 
What if -  He were our "firm foundation"?

Perhaps then we would believe how firm and indestructible our foundation truly is. 
We would then sink our feet in, grip our toes down into the promises He has given us. 
We would then stand, bend, kneel, as He directs, no matter the elements that come our way. 
But, we wouldn't break. 
We would follow our Leader's directions. 
Without hesitation.  Without doubt.  Without fear. 
We would know He is "our handle on what we can’t see."
How very much we need Him to be our "firm foundation".

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