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As we begin to implement our plans for 2021, we must take stock of what we are planning to build in this year that awaits us.

In Matthew 7, Jesus tells us a tale of two builders - Two men who set out to build a home. Both men had similar plans and blueprints. In fact, they even built their homes in a similar area. The only thing that differentiates the wise and foolish builders was the state of their foundation.

The Fool was ok to lay the foundation on the sand and hurriedly got on with the building of his house. The wise man, however, took his time to dig until he reached bedrock so that he could lay the foundation and then completed his construction.

God wants us to build on the rock - Christ Jesus. The process might take time and the path be harder than a sand base. But eventually, the storms are going to come.

The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock Matthew 7 : 25

As a child of God, we should build our lives on permanent things. The only sure foundation that we have for our spiritual life is Jesus Christ. Everything that is not built on Christ will not survive the fire that every Christian will have to go through in their journey to an overcoming life.

It also matters that we do not build alone. Fellowship is important, especially with a church family of spiritually strong believers. Do not isolate yourselves, even in these pandemic times. We are blessed to have the tools of technology to connect us at all times despite the need for social distancing.

And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near Hebrews 10:25

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