A long time ago I used to be in the building game. It was a good job. You could stand back at the end of most days and see what you had done and where the effort had made a difference.
The funny thing about building is that most of your work - and most of the expense for the client - is in things that you don’t see! Take for instance the foundations (or footings as they are often called). Thousands of dollars are poured into them and you don’t get to see a thing!
But without good foundations a house is in serious trouble. I think there is a parable about this…
It’s exactly the same with our spiritual lives. Without good foundations we don’t stand. And here is the thing that we struggle with; most of our spiritual foundation work is not seen. It makes you think.