By Pastor Jomo Cousins
Psalm 127:1 (NLT):
“1 Unless the Lord builds a house, the work of the builders is wasted. Unless the Lord protects a city, guarding it with sentries will do no good.”
If you have been to New York or Chicago or have seen pictures of their incredible skylines, you will notice that the buildings rise higher, and higher, and higher. We often focus on the height of the buildings, but rarely do we focus on their depth. Those massive structures stand because of the hidden support they receive from their equally impressive foundations. What we can learn from those buildings is that we only elevate to the level or depth of our foundation.
As a business owner, be sure that your foundation is solid and is built on biblical principles. When I was a teenager, I worked for a contractor who taught me that you can fix a wall, you can fix a window, you can fix a roof and you can fix a doorway, but if the foundation is cracked, the whole building gets condemned. A building can expand only if its foundational pieces are developed enough to handle its growth.
We must be willing to invest our time, energy and resources to develop great relationships with key people. These foundational relationships will help our businesses reach amazing heights in the long run.
Father God, I thank You for giving me the wisdom to put the right foundational people in place. Lord, give me principles that I can implement to build this business, in Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.
Except from: 60 Prayers in 60 Seconds, Page 42.