1 Corinthians 3:11


Foundations hold everything up. With the start of a new year, many people are making resolutions to improve something in their lives. But how many people are building something with a solid foundation?

As competitors, improving our ability during the workout often means we need to get back to basics. The basics are nutrition, consistency, mobility, recovery, and intensity.

We improve in these areas by being intentional with how we plan our day and our workout.

Nutrition is the foundation of health. The right fuel for your body will make or break you. The more consistent we are in the workout, the better our results are over time. When we focus on mobility, we are more capable with movements and lifts. In addition, when we prioritize recovery, we make a conscious effort to take rest days. When we pace ourselves correctly, we are able to add the right intensity to our exercise.

The same goes for our testimonies of Jesus Christ. He is the solid foundation. In Philippians 4:3, we learn that we can do all things through Jesus and that he will strengthen us as we do. Is there a better way to build our spiritual muscles?

Scripture also cautions us that we have to careful as we build our foundation. To follow Christ is to make a choice to live with deeper accountability. But that accountability is liberating, not restrictive. And when we commit to Jesus, our foundation is stronger than anything earthly we could imagine.


Write down one thing you can do this year to build a stronger foundation centered on Jesus.

Commit a Scripture to memory that refers to Jesus as the foundation.

Take 15 minutes to reflect on how you’re going to make 2023 a better year than 2022.




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