Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Excavation, Erosion, and a Firm Foundation ~ A Wise Woman Builds Her Home Series

We have a basement and framing is in progress! Woo-hoo! J

Let’s continue with the Wise Woman Builds Her Home series I started a few weeks back. Progress can be slow in house-building and family-building, so if you need a refresher on our home-building, you can read the prior two posts.

Whether you have a basement, crawl space, or a cement slab, preparation of the ground is necessary. Even a dirt floor needs to be level. Excavation is crucial, digging out all that doesn't belong, all that would hinder a solid structure.

What sort of dirt do we need to dig out of our lives, out of our families, so that proper building can begin?

Are there negative influences? Television, video games, DVDs, inappropriate music, unhealthy friendships? Attitudes of entitlement or disrespect? Idols that steal our focus? Seek the Lord’s guidance of what might need to be excavated in order to put in place a proper and firm foundation.

Then, once the dirt is removed, a silt fence is necessary to prevent erosion.

A silt fence prevents erosion back into our site. The last thing we need is all that excavated yuck slipping back into our family. Get a downpour and we’d end up in a mudslide, floundering at the bottom, wondering how we landed back in the miry pit.

What measures will we take to prevent erosion? What boundaries or limits are necessary to keep the worldly influences at bay?

Finally, it’s time for our foundation, a new base for our home. It needs to support the entire structure, something sturdy and able to withstand the elements.

I think most of you know what it ought to be. J

The Bible ~ God’s holy word.

But just reading the Bible isn't enough. We need faith and obedience. We need to put the commands of the Bible into action.

Then, that is when our family dwelling will stand firm and secure no matter what storms we endure in the journey of life.

“Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.” {Matthew 7:24-25}

Is your home founded on the rock? Or do you have more work to do? Take it to the Lord in prayer.

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  1. Such great analogies. You have given me a lot to think about here.

    1. Turn about's fair play, right, Rosilind? :) You always give me so much to think about on your blog!

  2. I have to say Meghan, I've really been enjoying this series. You have a knack for making these great analogies. :) And you're right, the best foundation is the the Lord Jesus Christ! Just wondering, how long to you expect the construction to take?

    1. Since we don't have a builder or GC, it's a little hard to tell. I would love to be in the new house by Christmas, but that's looking doubtful. We'll probably spend most of our Christmas break painting and putting down flooring. :) A more realistic goal might be Valentine's Day? I'm just not sure. If you're inclined to pray about it, pray for Christmas! :)

  3. Very good stuff Meghan!! Thank you for being an encouragement to our family!

  4. Thank you Meghan for such a good series. Life's events are the best things to turn into metaphorical thinking so that we can blog with a message for the Lord. Thanks for sharing this over at WholeHearted Wednesdays this week.

    1. It's amazing how many lessons God has for us if we just pay attention to the everything things. :) As always, thanks for the link-up and your wonderful blog, Judith!


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