To Call Home Your Safe Haven and Solid Rock by Sonya



Picture your church being that sacred place you love to go to and just let your guard down. The place where you find healing, rest and love. Now imagine your home being that place and safe haven for you and your family. Would that change the look of our families if each home was filled with love and peace and a place of rest that you can call your “Safe Haven?” I don’t think we have to look real hard to find that the home we want is right in front of us. We can have a home that is safe to let our guard down and feel God’s presence in. Our homes can be built on God’s word and foundation.

God’s desire is to have a solid foundation and not have a home on unstable ground like most of the world has. Our homes should be our ministry to others and our family and that is why building our home on the solid rock is vitally important. Mathew 7:24-27 talks about building on a solid foundation, 24 “Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock. 25 Though the rain comes in torrents and the floodwaters rise and the winds beat against that house, it won’t collapse because it is built on bedrock. 26 But anyone who hears my teaching and doesn’t obey it is foolish, like a person who builds a house on sand. 27 When the rains and floods come and the winds beat against that house, it will collapse with a mighty crash.” This is a powerful verse that holds us accountable by God’s standards. Do we want to follow the world and build our house on sand that will break, or a home that is unbreakable because it is solid rock and firm?

My prayer is that we desire to have the safe haven and solid rock home that can’t be broken and shaken. I have felt the urgency in my life to build my home on God’s word surrounded by prayer and love for all those who come and go from it. This home I pray can withstand anything and will protect itself from whatever the enemy throws at it. That is the kind of home I want to live in and be a part of.  “It is like a person building a house who digs deep and lays the foundation on solid rock. When the floodwaters rise and break against that house, it stands firm because it is well built” Luke 6:48. Do you have a well built home? All it takes is making it a priority and I have realized not letting the busyness of this world take over your home life. Don’t waste time and start now to guard and protect your home to be that Safe Haven and Solid Rock for you and your family.