The picture above was taken from the venue of my nieces wedding North of Seattle.
In October I was given the most amazing opportunity to attend a screenwriter’s intensive retreat. For five days I was holed up in Seattle inside an ancient house with a serious foundation issue. I wish I’d thought to take pictures. The one below is not it, but it’s kind of close.
To look at the house from outside you wouldn’t have guessed how bad the foundation was, but once you were inside it was quite visible. The bed I slept on as well as the nightstand beside the bed both leaned to one side.
I suppose it should come as no surprise that a house that old has foundation issues, but it did. I’m reminded of the parable of the The Wise and Foolish Builders in Luke 6:48,49.
A strong foundation is critical both physically and spiritually. We need to build our foundation in Christ so when the storms of life come we won’t be crushed. Spending time in the Bible is a great way to build a strong spiritual foundation. 1 Corinthians 3
I imagine building a strong foundation in Christ will look slightly different for each of us since we are all different people and the Lord meets us where we are. For me reading His word is key.
I have found on the days when I neglect to begin with reading His word before I start to write, that things don’t go as smoothly as when I take a few minutes with the Lord. Have you found this to be true in your life?
I love the quote below. It’s so true! I’ve experienced this repeatedly throughout my life.