Matthew 7:24-27 24 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 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. 26 But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. 27 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.” 28 When Jesus had finished saying these things, the crowds were amazed at his teaching, 29 because he taught as one who had authority, and not as their teachers of the law.
Jesus’ story is about two men whose homes went through a storm. The rains fell, the streams rose, and the winds beat upon the houses. When the storm was gone, one house survived, and another was destroyed. There was a difference between the two houses. One was built upon a rock and stayed through the storms. Another was built on a foundation of sand and was completely destroyed. What is the foundation we are building our lives on? What is the foundation we are building our ministry in entertainment upon? In order to step into the dreams we have within the entertainment industry, the projects we want to bring to life, the stories God has entrusted us with we need a firm foundation so that we too can weather the storm. What is God saying to you in the middle of this storm? What does He want you to do to strengthen your foundation?
I know from personal experience God has taken these storms and prepared me to step into the visions He has given me, the ministry in entertainment we have been called to. Hard decisions had to be made, sacrifices, and facing spiritual warfare, stepping into uncomfortable places (including a fear of speaking on stage) and more. All of this continues to prepare me for this ministry and telling the stories He has placed on my heart. Your struggles, the storm you are going through illuminates the need we have to be in deep relationship with our creator, our God who loves us immensely and is there for us during the storm and the victories. Being in God’s word, reading His word daily, participating in community groups, Christian fellowship with other believers, going to church and praying are all important steps in hearing God. But we must also take that bold step into what God is speaking to us and follow His will for our lives and His word. Our relationship with God and following His will is the foundation of our lives that will last through the storms.
Projects may fail. Relationships may break. Illness may ravage our bodies. Financial crisis may leave us questioning how will I survive? Loss may even make us But in the end our faith in God still remains the firm foundation for life. Nothing can stand between us and the love of God. Nothing.