When the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do? Psalm 11:3
We are only as strong and effective as our testimony is for Christ. If our testimony gets hurt, broken, destroyed because we have taken our eyes off of Christ, what can we (the righteous) do for Christ? This is especially true for those of us who are called into leadership in God's church. Jesus also talked about foundations at the end of the sermon on the mount saying, "everyone who hears His words and does not doo them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on sand (a weak foundation).
Stay in the Word. Feast on the Word. It is the power and strength of a strong foundation. When I have a steady intake of God's word - listening, journaling, praying, I am then able to make wise decisions, reflecting Christ in eveyday life. My foundation is strong and am am able fend off the strike of the enemy. And God is glorified.
God, help me to continue daily in my practice of Reading, journaling, and praying, listening and obeying you. Help me to mentor another in this discipline and hold him accountable. May i also lead my family to do the same. Thank you, Lord, for revealing this to me in your Word. Amen.