There is a thought that I have been considering over the last several days that I believe has implications for every area of our lives. The statement is this:

“The best ideas in the world will fall apart if you go deep enough and do not eventually hit a foundation of faith.”

If our foundation is not one of faith-belief in a God that is bigger than us and capable of bringing His plan to pass, than even the best of ideas are based on our own understanding or will. They are fallible and subjective because they are all about us. This is why, without a faith foundation, we struggle to move people from their own thoughts and opinions. How can we say that what we believe is truth, when it has no eternal base. It is only as true as the next best thought or opinion.

We must make sure, regardless of opinion or our perceived “rightness”, that our foundation is as strong and eternal as the Creator.



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Jeremy Stalnecker is the Executive Director of the Mighty Oaks Foundation which is dedicated to helping America’s military warriors and their families who are suffering from the unseen wounds of combat. While growing up Jeremy’s only goal was to leave home and join the Marine Corps. This dream was finally realized with an active duty commission in 1999 which opened the door to serve as a Marine Infantry Officer during the opening days of the war in Iraq. One month after returning from Iraq, Jeremy entered full-time ministry and eventually accepted a senior pastor role. He later accepted a full-time position with the Mighty Oaks Foundation which brought together his ministry and military experience in a way that allows him to minister to hurting veterans, service members and their families. Along with his wife and their four children, Jeremy works to reach the hurting and provide healing found in Christ.

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