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Encouraging Word: Jimmie Hale Mission

Firm Up Your Foundation


This year at The Jimmie Hale Mission our emphasis is to “firm up the foundation.”  Before we explore additional programs, ministries or expansion projects, we want to make sure our foundation is solid to support growth.

Foundation is defined as that on which something is founded; the basis of anything; the prepared base on which some structure rests. A solid, firm, strong foundation is required for any structure. You can have both quality materials and competent craftsmanship but if the foundation is faulty, you will have problems with the structure. The same can be said regarding life. We need to have a firm foundation to build our lives upon. It needs to be a foundation of faith in Jesus Christ. I Corinthians 3:11 says, “For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ.” This life foundation of faith needs to be comprised of Judeo-Christian values along with a biblical belief system. These will assist in one’s ability to make better life choices.

In Matthew 7:24-27, Jesus talks about the two life foundations. The wise man built his house (life) on the rock. Wisdom comes from hearing, believing and adhering to the Word of God. When the storms of life come, the foundation will hold and the house will stand firm. The foolish man built his house on the sand. This foundation was faulty because he didn’t hear the words of Jesus and act upon them. When the storms of life came, the house fell and great was its fall. Many lives are being beaten down and shattered because their life foundation is not built on the rock, the Word of God.

Make sure your life foundation is built on THE Rock. Like the hymn says, “This rock is Jesus, yes He’s the one. This rock is Jesus the only One. Be very sure, be very sure. Your anchor holds and grips the solid rock.”

-Tony Cooper 

Celebrating 26 Years of Service as Exec. Director, Jimmie Hale Mission


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