SONG OF THE WEEK: “Build My Life” – Pat Barrett



by Kevin Lorow, Cuyahoga Valley Church Worship Arts Assistant


“I will build my life upon Your love, it is a firm foundation. I will put my trust in You alone and I will not be shaken.”

We started singing this song a few months ago, and what a wonderful declaration it is! We serve a God who never fails and cannot be overcome. The foundation for the lyrics of this song seem to come out of Matthew 7:“Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock. Though the rain comes in torrents and the floodwaters rise and the winds beat against that house, it won’t collapse because it is built on bedrock. But anyone who hears my teaching and doesn’t obey it is foolish, like a person who builds a house on sand. When the rains and floods come and the winds beat against that house, it will collapse with a mighty crash.”

Christ is the only foundation that will endure! When the trials of life come and we are shaken/stirred, we must remember that our hope is in Him ALONE. Not in our own efforts, enthusiasm, or commitment. Our determination does not see us through the storms, our Lord does.

The lyrics of this chorus help us to keep in mind the purpose of God’s provision in our lives – His glory. “Holy, there is no one like you, there is none besides You, open up my eyes in wonder. Show me who You are and fill me with Your heart, and lead me in Your love to those around me.”

1 Corinthians 3:11 “For no man can lay a foundation other than the one which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.” There is no one who can compare to our Lord. Any other foundation is sure to fail. We must rest and rejoice in the security of our cornerstone Jesus Christ. Let us put our trust in Him alone, and we will most assuredly not be shaken.