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Solid Foundation (Photo by Pastor Davis)

by Shirley Rhodes

Today we begin our lesson with some of Life’s questions/curiosity

Where did we come from? Where are we going?

What about what we think and what we do?

How do we strive to get alone with one another?

How do we adjust to the troubles we sometimes find ourselves in?

Yet blessings keep arriving upon our door steps day after day!

God built His Kingdom on a solid and true foundation, and He spoke these words of truth, he said, “And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it!” (Matthew 16:18 ESV)

Now let us understand this, we are our thoughts, and they make a clear and convincing statement about our character, how we feel, our way of speaking, actions and the choices we make, and how we center our prayer life. Since the foundation is already given and firmly established, how we add to the process is a matter of choice that we all will make.

Consider the words of Jesus in this matter in Matthew 7:24-27 {Luke 6:47-49} {Acts 14:22} God’s firm foundation is as firm as ever, these sentences engraved on the stones: GOD KNOWS WHO BELONGS TO HIM. SPURN EVIL, ALL YOU WHO NAME GOD AS GOD. {2 Timothy 2:19}

The bible is about truth, teaching us how to have a right relationship with God.  To do so, the bible says this, “know the truth, and the truth will set you FREE.” (John 8:32).  Then the bible takes us one step further and commands us to do this, “it says, study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth (2 Timothy: 2:15)

What we must realize is that God works with us where we are and just as he finds us, whether good or bad. No matter how desperately we may (at times) desire to fade into non-existence we can’t stop (give up) so what we must do is make the decision to take our place in this journey and run the race set before us, always with clear thinking and focus on the prize.

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Repeat these basic essentials over and over to God’s people. Warn them before God against nitpicking, which chips away at the faith, it just wears every-one out. Concentrate on doing your best for God, work you won’t be ashamed of, laying out the truth plain and simple. Stay clear of pious talk, talk that is only talk. Words are not mere words, you know. If they’re not backed by a godly life, they accumulate as poison in the soul.

Run away from infantile indulgence; run after mature righteousness—faith, love, peace—join those who are in honest and serious prayer before God. Refuse to get involved in insane discussions; they always end up in fights, God’s servants must not be argumentative, but a gentle listener and a teacher who keeps cool, working firmly but patiently with those who refuse to obey. 2 Timothy 2:14-18, 22-26

Now we encourage you to stand your ground and speak truth to power, as the bible teaches us, when it says these final words of this lesson today.  It says, “Therefore take up the whole armor of God that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.”  (Ephesians 6:13-18 ESV) Know without a doubt that,  “GOD BUILT HIS KINGDOM ON A SOLID AND TRUE FOUNDATION!”


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  1. Awesome word, Pastor Davis! Very encouraging! Thanks so much for sharing! God bless you!



      Paulette, I thank you for your faithfulness to this ministry and the word of God. May you be blessed in all that you do in working to build up God’s Kingdom here on this earth.

  2. Another great lesson. God Bless You and Yours


      Thank you my friend, we appreciate your many visit with us and taking the time to share your thoughts. May God continue to bless you and your family as well.

      • There are 2 sites that I will visit yours and Lyn’s. Both of you Bless my life. God Bless You and Yours


          My friend, you bless my soul everyday with your present and especially when you take the extra time to share your thoughts not just with me but with all of God’s children who take their valuable time to come in partake of a Spiritual meal. Thank you and I thank my sister Lyn for sending you here and the great works she does everyday to further God’s Kingdom building here on this earth. Peace and blessings be yours to enjoy.

  3. While reading your post this song came to mind. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3NPUVMmYl4&w=560&h=315%5D



      My Friend, this video that you have shared with us is an awesome message. It further goes to show just how great an a awesome God we serve. He is always an on time God. He gave you this thought to help take his message to another level. I thank you for providing us with this. I have placed it in the lesson to help make it complete. May God continue to bless you as you share his truth with us all. Peace, blessings and love be yours to enjoy.

  4. Shirley Rhodes



      My Sister, I thank you for this very beautiful piece of Art Work that has not only blessed my soul, but has added a blessings to all of those who have had the opportunity to come in and sit down at the table of grace and mercy and be served up a delicious spiritual meal that we all can say, “peace and glory to God.” May God continue to bless your mind as He provides you with truth and knowledge and fills you with the Holy Ghost day in and day out. You are truly a blessing to me and this ministry.l

      • Shirley Rhodes

        Thank you for sharing and encouraging all of us who visit and share as well as desire to know more about Christ as we are all part of a great foundation. God bless you in all you do to reach out to the world. Blessings

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