Secrets of Building the House(Victorious Secrets, Pt. 3)

In exploring the principles of building relationships, there are Secrets of Building the House. Building our house on a strong foundation is necessary, and in this day, we have to be more fervent than we've ever been. Following God's teaching in Scripture imparts wisdom and establishes our life on a bedrock foundation that won't collapse when, not if, but when, storms come. We will have trials, tribulations and challenges. As life happens, there will be things that come along that will bring us to our knees in prayer.

And when we face those challenges, it may seem easy to throw up our hands and just give up. But John 10:10 reminds us that Satan comes to steal but that Jesus comes to give life abundantly. Make the decision not to quit in the middle of the storm. Make the decision that quitting is not an option. Having done all, stand and then keep on standing, remembering, even if it doesn’t feel like it, that greater is He that is in us than he that is in the world. With these thoughts in mind, how do we build our house on a strong foundation that will withstand the storms of life?

1. Don't wait for the storm to come and then decide to build a strong foundation. Build the foundation now, knowing there will be storms. And when you build the foundation, build it on the rock, the Word of God, His wisdom. Know God. Find Freedom. Discover Your Purpose. 2. Make right choices. We get to choose every day what we’re going to build on. We can choose to end cycles of dysfunction. Ending dysfunctional cycles means an end to battles that your children will then not have to fight. 3. Choose to love boldly. Choose to love and serve God on the good days and on the bad days. Choose to love each other this way as well. Keep showing up. Keep giving. Boldly love the Word of God. Loving God’s Word will help you make decisions based on the truth of the Word of God. Boldly love your family. Love them when they mess up even more than when they are doing well. Boldly love church. There is nothing like being in the house of God. Get connected. Get the kids in church. Let them see you in church. 4. Speak right words. Life and death are in the power of the tongue. What are you saying when storms hit? Words can create peace or they can create strife and drama. Declare your house to be a drama free zone. Don't speak critically of your spouse. Speak over them in faith and call that which is not as if it were. 5. Be intentional. If you keep doing things the same way you will keep getting the same result. Nothing just happens. Be a doer and not just a hearer of the Word. Unless the Lord builds the house the effort is wasted. Be what you want to be, on purpose. Jesus has got to be the center of your home, your marriage, your family, your life. Learn about those you are in relationship with. Get to know them and then love them on purpose.

Things may seem hard right now but that is because we're on the verge of entering the promised land. God is a God of family. Make a memorial. Create reminders in your home of what God has done in your life, reminders of why you love Him and serve Him. Let your loved ones know what God brought you out of, even though you didn’t deserve it. Don't ever forget what God has done for you and boldly declare those things to those you love.
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