Foundation Building, by Karen Koehn. April 9, 2014

1 Corinthians 3:11  “For no man can lay a foundation other than the one which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.”

In an age of everything from instant mashed potatoes to drive-through almost-everything to internet access at incredible speed, I’m aware of the amount of time that is being invested in preparing for building the foundation of our new addition.  In order for the preparation for the foundation to be laid, everything that appropriate authorities require has been done without shortcuts or efforts to bypass what is needed.

There is no such thing as instant maturity in the Christian life.  In building a strong foundation of Jesus Christ among ourselves as His body, we too cannot build a solid foundation if we shortcut the directions of the Holy Spirit to prepare for the foundation.  He may ask us to spend extra time in prayer, research, study, or obedience in a myriad of ways as preparation to help a fellow believer’s heart and mind lay the foundation of Jesus Christ as cornerstone of all his/her beliefs and practices in growing into maturity.                              by Karen Koehn (April 9, 2014)