A note from Gabby Peacock

Do you ever find yourself waiting until you’re in a drought, before falling to your knees at Jesus’s feet? I know I do and every time I question myself. Why? Why do I not jump in with both feet before my circumstances shift to desperation? If I know my God is for me and His presence is ever flowing, why wouldn’t I build a strong foundation with Him during seasons of certainty? Would you build the roof of your house once the rain starts, or at the beginning when a foundation is being designed?

We can come up with 101 excuses as to why life is too busy. But if we’re not putting effort into building a strong relationship with our creator, no matter the current circumstances of our lives, we lose the chance to experience hardship with an undeniable peace, a steadiness in the storm. The cool thing is, God’s love and grace are available to us no matter how imperfect we are, or how little we choose to show up (notice I stated it’s a choice). However, wouldn’t it be a beautiful experience to know God as much as He knows us? To become so familiar with His voice, no amount of darkness could lead us astray.

I know the God we serve loves and protects us more than we deserve, so today I challenge you. When was the last time you connected with God? I mean really connected with God. He wants to know you, the real you. Having an intimate relationship does not mean showing up on your good days, it means pouring out the dark parts of yourself and allowing the Lord to shine a light, illuminating the shadows within. Building a firm foundation takes an uncomfortable amount of hard work, but Lord, if you’re willing to lay down your life for mine, I will live the rest of my days allowing You into my heart.

1 Corinthians 3:10-11 “By the grace God has given me, I laid a foundation as a wise builder, and someone else is building on it. But each one should build with care. For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ.”

Gabby Peacock
Musician & Volunteer | Hope City Church