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8th December 2008

Building on the Foundation of Christ – 1 Corinthians 3:10-15

each one’s work will become manifest, for the Day will disclose it, because it will be revealed by fire, and the fire will test what sort of work each one has done. 14 If the work that anyone has built on the foundation survives, he will receive a reward. 15 If anyone’s work is burned up, he will suffer loss, though he himself will be saved, but only as through fire. – 1 Corinthians 3:13-15

Lord, you are worthy to test my work and the works of those who follow you or profess to follow you. You are teh one thing worth building on and the only real purpose there is to anything we do with our lives is to build you up and to carry out your will.

So much fills my life, Lord, that doesn’t build you up, further the kingdom or point to you and your wonderful creation. I have dwelt on my own purposes for too long and made you a second, third, fourth priority – and felt puffed up that I was being generous. I am a fool, living my life as if anything I do apart form you has any lasting significance for eternity, when even the largest accomplishment, without you, will burn away to nothingness. Yet the smallest thing done for you will live on eternal. Forgive my arrogance, my short-sightedness and my lack of creativity in finding you in all things that I do.

Thank you Lord for reminding me that you are in all things; that your purpose is above all. Thank you that you call me to be righteous in all that I do and that you help me to grow bolder and wiser with the boldness and wisdom that you give to me.

Help me Lord to put your will first. To do all things through Christ who strengthens me and to work as unto the Lord in all that I participate in. Help me to put you at the fore of my thoughts and to consider every word and deed subject to your will and your glory. Make me able to eat the meat of your word and not subsist on milk alone. Give me material with which to build upon the foundation of Jesus so that when the Day comes I will have something standing that is not ruined by the fire you will bring.

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