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Securing your Spiritual Foundation

Home FoundationOur pastor preached an impactful message that relates to so much of what we are doing with Take Back Your Temple.

The message was based upon Psalm 11:3:

If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?”

Below are my notes from his message. I hope it makes you think about the state of your own Spiritual foundation:

  •  A foundation is the load-bearing part of the building. If the foundation is unstable, cracks will develop in the building.
  • A foundation is below the ground and is not seen. Most cracks in homes come from foundation issues; in other words, a problem with something you can’t see is causing a problem with something you CAN see.
  • A foundation must be deeper and stronger than the building itself.
  • How long a foundation lasts depends on the quality of the rock in which it is anchored.

House bad foundationMost people today are only interested in filling in cracks and painting over them.

They are only concerned with looking good, not in developing goodness in their lives.

That was the Pharisees’ problem in the Bible.

However, this creates a bigger problem. If the foundation issue is never addressed, the cracks will come back!

If the foundational problems are severe enough, they will eventually cause a collapse! 

I believe this picture illustrates the core problem with the diet industry; it is about crack filling, not addressing the foundational issues that cause the problem in the first place.

That is why so many people lose and regain weight.

This is the reason why the first 2 steps of the Take Back Your Temple program address the foundation of your life.

We focus on these before we even start talking about eating and exercise.

From my own weight loss journey, I’ve learned that it does little good to address eating and exercise if life issues have you collapsing under the weight of them and turning to addictions to cope.

Here are signs that you have foundational problems in your life:

1. A negative/nasty attitude

2. Lack of commitment

3. Operating in fear

4. Getting jealous or envious of others’ successes; unable to celebrate with them

5. Becoming offended easily

6. Practicing addictions or out of control spending habits (example: have 100 pairs of shoes but don’t have $50 in the bank)

7. Can’t get along with other people; always in conflict with someone

Let this year be the year each of us builds a stronger Spiritual and emotional foundation.

It’s not “sexy” or exciting but it will enable you to remain standing in times of shaking.

1 Peter 2:6 says,

“Therefore it is also contained in the Scripture, “Behold, I lay in Zion A chief cornerstone, elect, precious, And he who believes on Him will by no means be put to shame.”

A cornerstone is “an important feature on which a particular thing depends or is based.”

My prayer is that each of us make Jesus our chief cornerstone and fellowship with Him daily. We learn His word and practice it, praise to receive strength, and allow His Holy Spirit to guide us.

Since our bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, does He not have the right to determine what happens in them?

Following the Lord’s way is the only way to ensure our foundations remain secure!

Be blessed in health, healing and wholeness,

Kimberly Taylor

Author of the Take Back Your Temple program

P.S. When it comes to weight loss, do you often know what you should do but have a hard time doing it?

I struggled with this issue on my own weight loss journey to losing 85 pounds. But I discovered that you can win the Spiritual and mental battle that can make you inconsistent and lose motivation on your weight loss journey.

I developed the Take Back Your Temple program to show you how you can win the battle too.

Click here to learn more about the Take Back Your Temple program

  • Kathryn says:

    Thank you! I needed this message today!

  • Sharon Pegram says:

    Thank you. I have to agree with this. I realize especially in the past couple of days.

  • Joyce Tilney says:

    Great Word Kim!!! Thanking God for your insight!!

  • Karen says:

    This is exactly right, I had found a serious ‘fault line’….I ran to the Lord and He either lifted me over or brought me through the broken piece. All Glory Be To God! This is a timely word….
    Live, Karen

  • Donna says:

    Thank you so much for your timely and awesome words of encouragement. To God be the Glory!

  • Cathy says:

    Yesr ago I belonged to a so called “religious” prayer group, the group was rought with termoil. I asked the Lord, what is wrong with these people, I heard.

  • TAMMY says:

    Thank you for the teaching, great message 🙂

  • Tracy says:

    Lying in bed, going through emails in a very cluttered inbox but read this. Now i know it was the Holy Spirit guiding me because I needed this so very much. Thank you!

  • Kathy Powell says:

    AMEN! Commitment is where I struggle, “I want it, but that’s too hard. I will just stay this size and not gain anymore weight (said that 20 pds ago)” I finally realized, God’s way is the only way! I think God for the divinely inspired woman you are! Be blessed!

  • Karen says:

    Thanks Kim perfect timing

  • Gail says:

    Thank you Kim for reminding me it takes a ferm foundation, growing in my emotional time today. Guess I’m just disappointed my nice went to the woman’s march last week. She is a believe & I guess I just don’t understand. I think she has her eyes closed to the real truth . I pray she sees the truth .

  • Kathy says:

    Thanks Kim, such a true word.

  • Great truths here and deeper healing on th real issues that cause weight problems. Foundations are so important and so ignored. Instant never works long term.

  • Lucy says:

    Thank you for this message it is right on target with what I been struggling with. I am not happy with negative emotions I am fully aware of them and continue to pray daily asked god to remove unhealthy emotions.

  • C. Ervin says:

    Thanks for sharing the seven foundational problems we may have in our lives. That was awesome thanks for sharing.

  • Mary Joy says:

    Thank you Kimberly for this eye openness age and of hope! I can relate to what is written. I do see though some of the things you mentioned with Gods help I have gotten better at!
    There are some things I still struggle with like commitment and spending
    I continue to see the Holy Spirits guidance and help with these! It is a process

    • Kimberly Taylor says:

      Hi Mary – I am glad this was helpful. We are ALL works in progress! One scripture that gives us hope is Philippians 1:6 – ”being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ;.” God is faithful!

  • Nedra says:

    This was wonderful! Thank you for sharing!

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