“But trust can take you a long way. And, my faith takes me a long way. Moreover, I think that our pains, our vulnerabilities, and our insecurities can fuel us to be better. To try harder. To dig deeper”
As Christians, we need to dig deeper and have a strong foundation in our Christian life. Something built on shallow ground will fall when the storm comes. A Wise Christian makes sure he digs deeper, find what is valuable, and built his foundation on that. “Do not build on the shifting sand of sentiment, but on the solid rock of sound doctrine and reason. Many Christians are moved by emotion to start building, they begin to build up a Christian life without bothering to dig deep, and they are even proud of the fact that they do not waste time with digging as others do. They feel it is a sign of greater faith to leave the foundation to God. Their attitude is that the Lord will protect. They forget that emotion is the lighting and heating system of the home of life, and it makes the home enjoyable and pleasant when it is built. They allow it to become the basis for building, and the result is they are seldom prepared for the flood. They lose their faith and feel God has forsaken them. They are cared away by the flood of changing times, and they are tossed about by every wind of doctrine. Why? It is because they did not dig deep, but had a superficial faith that could not stand under pressure.
Jesus never built a house on the sand and then said, “I will not have to worry because my Father in heaven will protect it.” If you do not dig deep, it makes no difference who you are; your house will not stand. Jesus was warning His followers not to make the same mistake that brought Israel to a fall. They honoured God with their lips, but their heart was far from Him, and they did not obey His Word. Depth is in deeds is what Jesus was saying. Depth is not in feelings or speech. The intellect and emotion are important, but they are not the foundation. The will is the foundation of the Christian life. The Christian who does not dig deep and sink his will into the solid rock of obedience, will be a shallow Christian however gloriously he speaks of Christ, and however warmly he feels toward Christ.”You may be a Christian through and through or someone new to Jesus, but the fact remains the same, a strong foundation in Jesus requires a constant effort and a conscious decision, not just one day but also every single day.