As a retired civil engineer, I am always fascinated with construction sites because they promise something new will soon appear. Looking at the initial phase of construction when the foundation is undertaken, the question arises, “Will it adequately support the new structure?” If not, the entire project could fail because of this single oversight. Geo-technical engineers must look well below the surface to identify underlying materials so the proper foundation can be designed. Merely looking on the surface is insufficient. Like life, I have found that looking only on the surface all might appear to be well. But deep down inside, inadequacies could cause failure if not corrected. When I make the necessary changes, I have the assurance that my foundation is on firm ground. “He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock” (Luke 6:48). I want to build upon a sure foundation that cannot fail. Sometimes it’s uncomfortable to dig deep below the surface to evaluate one’s character, but it is well worth the effort. In prayer the Lord often helps me see weak areas needing strengthening. Do you see a need in your life to strengthen your foundation?