Our Focal Scripture speaks of the men who built, one on sand and the other on rock. The house that was built on a rock stood, and the house that was built on sand also stood. One man got his processes wrong, but his house still stood, albeit for a while. One man did not do enough for the house he built, but the house still stood. One man lowered the standards, but his house stood. One man compromised processes, but his house stood.
Friend, we may all be living in a dispensation of grace, but it is no excuse to ‘build on sand’ and lower the standards. The mere fact that the grace of God will come through for you is not an excuse to compromise processes; the fact that grace is available to you does not mean you should lower the standards of what you do; the fact that grace speaks does not permit you to be less than you should be or do less than you should do.
The grace of God that was available for the man who built on the rock was also available for the man who built on sand, but in the process of time, their results differed. They ended differently even though their houses both stood initially. Don’t be counted among men who have no regard for proper processes; don’t be counted among men who cut short their relevance because they were unwilling to do things the right way.
Now is the time to get things right. Get it right in the place of prayer; get it right with your consecration; get it right with your competence; get it right in the place of character; get it right in your attitudes; get it right in the area of your speech; get it right in your human relations; don’t be that one who is asking God to show up, yet doing things that will hinder God from showing up.
The grace of God is available, but don’t receive it in vain. Don’t make a mess of the same grace that is able to make you great. Don’t lay foundations that will frustrate the grace of God at work in you.