House upon the Rock

Psalm 62:5-8 – “My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him. He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defence; I shall not be moved. In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God. Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah.”

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Last night, my pastor spoke about The Rock, Our Rock – Jesus Christ. While he was speaking, my thoughts kept going back to this photo.

We visited this Frank Lloyd Wright designed home this fall – Falling Water. One of the coolest things about this house is that it is built into a rock – a really, really, really big rock! The foundation of the house is in the rock so that it can hang precariously over the stream below it. It is really neat but a little creepy as well. I was praying the whole time that we wouldn’t have an earthquake. Anyway, Mr. Wright was know for his “organic architecture” – what that means is he loved to bring the outside inside. One way that he did this was to bring the rock that the house was built upon into the living room via the fire place. He used this massive rock as the foundation for the fireplace. It was really cool.

My point in all of this is, just as my preacher spoke last night, Jesus needs to be our Rock. If we build our “house” upon Him, it will never fall. We don’t have to worry about earthquakes knocking it off of its foundation or rain washing part of it away or a great wind coming and knocking it off of its foundation. He is firm. He is sure. He is everlasting. And He needs to be integrated into all parts of our “house”. He needs to be the fireplace that keeps us warm. He needs to be the foundation that we step upon when our feet are unsure. He needs to be brought inside into every room and in every instance we experience.

Is there a part of your life that you are holding back from Christ? Is there a part that you have not given Him control and access? How can you expect Christ to be Lord of your life if you are not willing to give Him full access to everything about you? He needs to be in your kitchen when you are providing for your family. He needs to be in the office when you are making decisions about your career. He needs to be in the living room where you relax and enjoy life. He needs to be in the bedroom with your most intimate relationships. He needs to be in the bathroom where you are judging yourself in the mirror. He needs to be in the garage where you keep your past. He needs to be out in the yard where you come in contact with others. He needs to be everywhere and in everything.

He is our Rock. He is our Strong Tower. He is our Mighty Fortress. He is our Cleft. Don’t leave Him out of anything.

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