Houses and lives both come with options …

I once owned a house. It was new, so new, in fact, that it didn’t exist when I bought it.

I was able to select the lot I wanted the house to be built on, a nice corner location in a new development of Green Valley (the Fairfield, Ca. area). Over the weeks, I watched the building of the house progress, from the pouring of the foundation to, finally, the sod being rolled out to form the front yard.

In addition to selecting the lot, I was also able to make a few other choices such picking the type of carpet, tile designs, and material for the kitchen cabinets, island and counter tops. These options allowed for some of my preferences in what would be my new home.

The one thing I had no say in was the foundation of the house. I wasn’t consulted on the type of concrete mix used, the home builder decided that.

Unlike the company that built my home, my Builder actually allows me to choose the foundation on which to build the life He has purchased for me.

24 “Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock. 25 Though
the rain comes in torrents and the floodwaters rise and the winds beat
against that house, it won’t collapse because it is built on bedrock. 26 But anyone who hears my teaching and doesn’t obey it is foolish, like a person who builds a house on sand.
27 When the rains and floods come and the winds beat against that house, it will collapse with a mighty crash,” Matthew 7:24-27.
Just as the foundation is the most critical aspect of a structure, the foundation you build your life on determines whether that life will, ultimately, stand or fall. You can choose any foundation you want, but only one will support life.

“For no one can lay any foundation other than the one we already have—Jesus Christ,” 1 Corinthians 3:11.
What foundation are you building your life on?