Perspective: Foundations – part 1 of 4 (Blueprint)

Posted: January 1, 2016 in Perspective
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foundation - blueprintThere’s no major ‘rocket science’ here when I say that the foundation is probably one of, if not the most important aspect to the strength, stability and longevity of a building. The interesting aspect of a foundation though, is that it’s the part of the building we typically don’t see once the structure has been built. However, the foundation has the distinct purpose of:

  • Distributing the load of the building over a large bearing area (the soil beneath) at a uniform rate so as to prevent unequal settlement
  • Preventing the lateral movement of the structure
  • Assuring a level and firm ‘bed’ for building operations
  • Increasing the stability of the structure/building as a whole.

Just like laying a strong foundation is key to the stability of a building, creating healthy ‘foundations’ in our own lives is vital to the strength, vitality and longevity of living purposefully and successfully. God created us with purpose; desiring us to ‘build’ the structure of our life in accordance with the ‘calling’ He’s shaped us for. If we believe God has the blueprint of our life already drawn-up, then it would make sense that he also already has the design of the foundation ready as well. The bible states that God’s planned foundation in our life; the one to support what He desires to build upon will always start with Jesus Christ.

‘By the grace God has given me, I laid a foundation as a wise builder, and someone else is building on it. But each one should build with care. For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ.’ – 1 Corinthians 3:10-11

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