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Thursday, May 26, 2011

The Importance of Digging Deep

This week has been tiring; a struggle to keep my mindset positive.  We are currently building a house ourselves, since ours sold quickly we have been living at my parents place...talk about going back in time.  That's a story for a different day. 
Back to our house build last week the excavator came and dug the hole for our future home. Then my hubby and I had framed out the footing all around so that it could be poured with concrete, we spent hours measuring and remeasuring my hubby spent hours digging. Then it rained.
Many sides of the dirt caved in and crushed and filled the footing.  To say it was frustrating is an understatement. 

We had to start digging out by shovel....

We spent many frustrating, tiring hours.

We spent days.

Often in silence.

As I literally had my hands in the clay God slowly began showing me the importance of a firm foundation. Believe me I didn't want to hear it! I wanted to blink and see it DONE but gently He showed me an important  message;
TAKE THE TIME
Take the time to build a firm foundation.
Take the time to remove the crumbly dirt and hit the hard clay. 
Take the time to take the extra measurements to make sure the foundation will be correct.

Through the frustration and at times anger I could see it, I could see the message plain as day;

The world always wants the 'quick' fix . Pray JESUS JESUS where are you when I need you ?! 
Not that He is not there, but again this is what He showed me,
Take the time to get to know Me, Jesus.
Take the time to study my Word, the Bible.
Take the time to pray, just talk to me. 
These are things make up a firm foundation.
We live in a world where at anytime the sides can come caving in.  Someone you trusted turns their back on you and spreads nasty things, a parent disowns you, a child walks away from Jesus, an illness, all these things can either cause one to fall apart or dig deep and stand on the firm foundation that is built over time by getting to know the one who absolutely loves you the most and that is Me,Jesus Christ.


Although all I really wanted WAS to take the 'quick fix' route and blink and see it all completed I know that the hours I spent there God was building something in me. A renewed sense of who He is and the importance of daily building on the foundation that He has promised to be if we only allow Him to be.

I know this is only the beginning of our build and I am sure I will learn a lot through the process. I know that no matter what whether its many ups or downs, He has a plan for this home.  Patience will become the key to seeing this process through yet I am excited to see what else He wants to teach me through this process.

God Bless!

1 comment:

Rose said...

It's amazing what God teaches us in our hard times...you opened your ears and listened and most importantly you learned from it. Thanks for sharing, I've missed reading my daily devotional!Love you!