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Digging Foundations

  • Why do you call me, 'Lord, Lord,' and don't do the things which I say? Everyone who comes to me, and hears my words, and does them, I will show you who he is like. He is like a man building a house, who dug and went deep, and laid a foundation on the rock. When a flood arose, the stream broke against that house, and could not shake it, because it was founded on the rock. Luke 6:46 WEB

    The boss paced back and forth in his sunglasses and carried a pistol in his boot, while the rest of us stood in ditches and dug with shovels under the hot sun. You would think that we were on a chain gang, but in the South, we called it 'construction.'

    Having quit school at sixteen and gotten married, I then landed a "great" job as a common laborer on a construction crew that paid minimum wage. This is one of the perks that can happen when you leave school early. I was certainly poised for success.

    We were the foundation crew and went ahead of the carpenters. We dug deep ditches by hand following a straight line, then we filled them with wheelbarrows full of concrete. The taller the building, the deeper the foundation had to be.

    Jesus told a story about two men that built houses. One man dug deep and built his house on the rock, while the other just built his house on top of the sand. Both houses required the same materials to build, and they looked the same above ground. The difference lay beneath the surface.

    When a flood came and the wind beat on both houses (Matthew 7:25), the house that was built on the sand collapsed, but the house built with the foundation on the rock was fine. Then Jesus explained what the story meant:

    Everyone who:

    1) Comes to Jesus,

    2) Hears His words,

    3) And does them:

    Will have a foundation laid on The Rock.

    Storms beat on all of the houses when they come. The difference is this: After the wind dies down, if you have obeyed His Word, you will still be standing tall. Our obedience is what digs the foundation. 'Why do you call Me, 'Lord, Lord,' and don't do the things which I say?' (Luke 6:46).

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, please guide me into a firm foundation. Help me structure my life around You, the unmoving, unshakable Almighty God who created the heavens and the earth. Nothing is impossible for You and when You speak, things happen. Lead me today Lord, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles



Prayer: Heavenly Father, please guide me into a firm foundation. Help me structure my life around You, the unmoving, unshakable Almighty God who created the heavens and the earth. Nothing is impossible for You and when You speak, things happen. Lead me today Lord, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen Thank you <3

February 21, 2017
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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan

Hum have too go to My lil time spent in the Military!! I recall My out look! It was one of Faith Hope Endurance and Power!! Hurrasment, being jammed by the government I feel on the spot tool of fore giveness certainly helped!! Ah dradt! At ant rate He who was in Me, gets the credit for Me making it through yep!! Praide Him for the direction of My life- to have sreved and came through fairly well!! The best witnessing for Him iis still coming- Amen!!

February 21, 2017
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen. 

February 21, 2017
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome

hallelujah  all  is  wonderful  for  god  lives in us all  amen

 

February 21, 2017
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen!

February 21, 2017
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Amen! Lead me Lord today, Your will be done.

February 21, 2017
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Gina Blakey
Gina Blakey

Good Word!  Thanks be unto God for giving us a Way to have that solid foundation in Jesus Christ!  I was 16 and knew it all when I married ... no foundation whatsoever!  Life was hard and I wasn't prepared for it!  Fell many many times!  But thank God once again for His Longsuffering, Mercy, Grace, Love, Kindness and Forgiveness, He didn't give up on me. It was years and years later when I came to my senses and cried out, calling upon Him that He pulled me out of that miry clay and set my feet on the Rock to stay!   He's never failed me and even tho the storms continue to blow, Jesus is with me. I stand on His Promises. I praise His Holy Name!  And I can never praise Him enough!  One day I shall see Him face to face!  

February 21, 2017
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Audry Reddy
Audry Reddy

Amen! Thank you Pastor Dion for a timely word!

February 21, 2017
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Cheryl Larreau
Cheryl Larreau

Amen to the word today foundation is how we start with Jesus  if we have Jesus in right way

February 21, 2017
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Christina Ocasio
Christina Ocasio

Amen♡

February 21, 2017
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

What a job,... Including the gun.  Great illustration.  I desire to keep digging into the Lord, my Savior.  He who is, He who was & He who is to come!!

February 21, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Amen!!    Thank you Pastor Dion for todays devotion. :-)    My mother was one to always tell us to build your foundation on a rock and not sand. In fact my daughter's 35 she was a little girl when my mom would always say this. My daughter to thins day always repetes what my mother would say. She repetes many bible verses that my mother would say. My mother led her to the Lord and she is a strong believer. I thank God for my mother and the time he gave us with her. She was a sweet loving and kind women. She love God first her children and grandchildren very much. She always had her bible close. When you would just drop in you would always fing her reading the wrod. She had a lot matked in her bible. I wanted her bible but my sisterrs took it. Not one of them read the word. They just didn't wany Diane to have anything my mother knew that too. I was hpoing she would have gave the bible to me before she passed away. She was so ill with her ovatian cancer then. She really didn't say to uch and i'm sure she was not thinking about the bible. She knew enough that she could talk to the Father by her learnings in the bible. Amen. <3

 

Prayer: Heavenly Father, please guide me into a firm foundation. Help me structure my life around You, the unmoving, unshakable Almighty God who created the heavens and the earth. Nothing is impossible for You and when You speak, things happen. Lead me today Lord, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen. <3

 

 

February 21, 2017
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Stacie Chambers-Franklin
Stacie Chambers-Franklin

This prayer though........ oooooo weeeee!!!!!

February 21, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! Pastors prayer, Heavenly Father, please guide me into a firm foundation. Help me structure my life around you, the unmoving, unshakable Almighty God who created the heavens and the Earth. Nothing is impossible for you and when you speak, things happen. Lead me today Lord, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray Amen!!

February 21, 2017
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Ida Ruth Rodriguez
Ida Ruth Rodriguez

Amen!

February 22, 2017
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Praise God!  Good morning!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father, please guide me into a firm foundation. Help me structure my life around You, the unmoving, unshakable Almighty God who created the heavens and the earth. Nothing is impossible for You and when You speak, things happen. Lead me today Lord, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

February 22, 2017