I take everyday opportunities and apply it to our Christian walk. Which is kind of cool, because I hear my kids do it now and again. Which make me smile.
You see, when we had our home built, we were in a rush, and we were, as many are, really short on money. So we opted to put our home on frost peers instead of a basement. What we realized is that now every time it storms, none of us feel safe. We need a basement.
It's kind of like that when you walk without Jesus. If He is not your foundation, when storms come, you probably don't feel safe either.
So as with the house, we are currently working through a budget to be able to now, dig a basement, pick the home up, and move it on a safe foundation. Let me tell you this is no easy task. I've done it once before with the first home we purchased. Its foundation was crumbling and the basement flooded. So whether you need to rebuild a foundation, or make one, the steps are the same. You have to break new ground. In order to do so, you have to pick up your existing house and move it. This means you may have to relocate for a while, or at least be without the comfort of your normal for a while. Life gets testy here. Next, you have to build a solid foundation, one that will stand the test of your time. After that you have to carefully reposition the home back on top of the foundation, making sure there is solid load bearing walls, so that the center of the house doesn't cave. Next comes the finishing touches. Adding stairs, electricity, heat, plumbing, sheetrock, walls, windows, pictures, paint, carpet, etc.
It's like your Christian walk. If you didn't start with a Christian foundation, it doesn't mean you can't put you and your family on it, it simply means that you may have to take some steps to do so. For instance, you might have to get rid of the old existing foundation that you built your life on. This is painfully hard. You might have to break new ground, which is just as painfully hard. You might have to uproot yourself from the "normal" people you are used to hanging with for a while. It could get lonely, frustrating and trying for you. You might have to really get to know Christ and learn to build that solid relationship. But once you have that completed, you can set your home down on a foundation that will never crumble. You may need to continue to put on the finishing touches on it, but you will be foundationally strong in Christ.
Once you have your house set on that foundation you will feel safe and secure when the storms come. Because they always do.