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“For no man can lay a foundation other than the one which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.  Now if any man builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw,  each man’s work will become evident; for the day will show it because it is to be revealed with fire, and the fire itself will test the quality of each man’s work.”  (1 Cortinthians 3:11-13)

Who you are is evident in what you do and how you do things.  Do not be led by the ways of this world, for they are fleeting and will soon be gone.  Be led by the eternal Word of the Lord who gives instructions for the ages.  Know that in the Lord, there is hope and an eternal future.  Laying a foundation upon the things of this world is only temporary.  Which shall be your foundation?

Lord, guide me to choose the better portion.  Help me to understand that only in You is there a future that is unending.  I desire more time, but only in Your Word do I find the hope that is unending.  Show me how to walk the path You lay before us all that I may abide in Your presence now and forever.  Let me walk through every test with You by my side that I may come out on the other side with You.

Lord Jesus, You also walked a path that did not leave You unscathed.  Help me see that walking in this world is not an easy thing, yet, with You, it is assured.  Guide me in all of Your ways that I would walk abiding in You and You in me.  Lead me in the way of everlasting life that I would see that my hope is in You alone.  Lead me, Lord Jesus, to do those things which are pleasing in the Father’s sight and will bring me closer to who You are making me to be.  Amen.