Have you ever been shaken? Has the foundation you were standing on ever suddenly gave way, making you unsteady and unsure of your footing? The same thing can happen and does happen in our walk with Christ.
We are facing tumultuous times. It is a time when our faith is being put the ultimate test. Not only is our faith being tested, but more importantly our true devotion to Christ. Sure we have faith when we are short on money for our bills for the month or when a hardship in some other fashion comes our way. What happens when your core beliefs are tested? Will you be shaken then? Will you cave and go along with what’s “PC” so as not to offend anyone?
Hebrews 12:26-27 says, “When God spoke from Mount Sinai his voice shook the earth, but now he makes another promise: ‘Once again I will shake not only the earth but the heavens also.’ This means that all of creation will be shaken and removed, so that only unshakable things will remain.”
When the shaking comes or is coming, will you be able to stand unshakable? God warns us that the we can be certain if we are listening to the right voice and not rejecting what He is telling us. If we back up a verse to Hebrews 12:25 it says, “Be careful that you do not refuse to listen to the One who is speaking. For if the people of Israel did not escape when they refused to listen to Moses, the earthly messenger, we will certainly not escape if we reject the One who speaks to us from heaven!” The only way to know for certain is to be listening to the right voice.
Right now there seem to be many voices all speaking about a lot of things that blatantly go against God’s word. His word is getting twisted and warped and the enemy is using this to create a lot of confusion. Our foundation, as a country, is shaking. What we need now is those with true unshakable foundations to rise up. Satan is at work and God’s army needs to put on it’s armor and go to battle. We are to do this as the BODY of Christ not just as individuals. We need the empowerment of the Holy Spirit to fill each and every one of us as we march forth.
The best place to start is by setting time aside to sit in the quiet and just listen. God will speak to your heart and direct your steps. It’s time to solidify those shaky foundations and stand firm, individually and corporately. Set aside all our selfish motives (1 Peter 2:1-3) and be obedient to the One who called us. Walk boldly with the power that Christ gives us. Lives are at stake. We can no longer sit in our “country club” churches, punching our spiritual time cards and keep putting off the job we were so obviously given to do. Mark 16:15. And then He told them, “Go into all the world and preach the Good News to EVERYONE”. Not just the ones who happen to make their way inside our doors, but EVERYONE. They’re standing on shaky ground and don’t even know it. Unity in the body is what is needed. Let’s get to work! =) Be blessed!