1 Cor. 3:11-15, “For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble. Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is. If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; ye so as by fire.” You might be doing wonderful things in the house of God and even receive accolades from man but as far as God is concerned, it is hay, wood and stubble. This is because it was done in the flesh.
What are the things that merit reward? Gold talks about the righteousness of God, precious stone represents the holiness of God while silver connotes the redemptive wisdom of God so anything credited as gold, silver and precious stones are posted into your account in heaven. When fire touches gold, it is not consumed. Whatever is done in the flesh is credited as hay, wood and stubble, unfortunately, these will be burnt. May your works not get burnt when they are tried and tested in the name of Jesus. The secret is to learn to wait in the presence of the Lord.
Become a person of his presence and every single thing you do in the kingdom will count. May the Lord bless you and make you a person of his presence in Jesus name. It is in his presence that you can find meaning to life; it is in his presence that you can find the fullness of joy and it is with joy that you will draw from the wells of salvation; you will draw wealth and other good things. Wait patiently for the Lord, he will incline and bring you out of that pit, he will establish you on the rock, he will put a new song in your mouth and there will be abundance of testimonies. Whatever you do after this will just be consolidation and his name shall be magnified. You will then begin to sing songs of love; the love of God will find expression in your heart and in everything you do. This is because you have tasted God and nobody can change your confession even at gun point because you have become a person of his presence.
You cannot be a person of the presence of God and be far from his presents. The blessings of service in God’s kingdom are generational that is why you should be a person of solid foundation. Once your foundation is built on the Rock, the only place you can go is up because you have hit the bottom and you stood it. Everything in this life is going to be shaken, that is what the parable of the wise and foolish builders connote. Jesus didn’t say if the rain comes, he said when the rains come.
PRAY: Heavenly Father I worship You. I ask You to establish me on Christ the solid Rock and grant me the grace to invest my life on things that have eternal value in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
TO BE CONTINUED’