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The Sand Castle

  • Everyone therefore who hears these words of mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man, who built his house on a rock. The rain came down, the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat on that house; and it didn't fall, for it was founded on the rock. Matthew 7:24 WEB

    When I was young, I once built a sand castle on the beach. I put a lot of work into it, but later the tide came in and washed it all away. When the tide went back out, there was not even a trace of my masterpiece left. It had failed to endure the test of time.

    In this life, it is easy for other things to become the center of your attention, and then you start to build everything around that. When the tide rolls in, your life can come tumbling down with it.

    Jobs end, people change, beauty fades, children grow up, everything that we see with our natural eye is temporary and will change over time. All these have a place in your life, but they cannot be the center because when they change, your life will, too. You will never be stable unless you develop that personal relationship with Jesus, the unchanging Rock of Ages (Isaiah 26:4).

    Put your trust in the eternal and do not build your life around things that change. Build it around Jesus and then you can still enjoy the rest. Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you (Matthew 6:33). He is the unchanging, everlasting rock, and the ones that trust in Him will not be wiped out when the tide comes in.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I want You to be the center of my life. Please help me put things in the proper perspective and get my priorities in order. Give me the grace to live a life that is pleasing in Your sight, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Stacie Chambers
Stacie Chambers

Amen!

January 3, 2018
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Chikela  Cruse
Chikela Cruse

Amen. Thank you for the encouraging word.

January 3, 2018
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Denise  Gaines
Denise Gaines

Amen! Pastor Todd thank you for sharing your words of wisdom and your prayers. I read them every morning because having the word lifts me and gets me thru the day.

January 3, 2018
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Rebecca Adkins
Rebecca Adkins

Denise, I feel the same way. I have rarely missed a day starting with Pastor Dions devotionals for the last few years. It does make a difference. 

January 3, 2018
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Rebecca Adkins
Rebecca Adkins

Great message, Pastor Dion. Thanks for sharing. 

Rebecca 

January 3, 2018
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen!

January 3, 2018
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

I want to center my life on You, Heavenly Father. Amen.

January 3, 2018
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Rick Doran
Rick Doran

Thank you Jesus!!!

January 3, 2018
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen, I can attest to things will change. Only Jesus does not change!

January 3, 2018
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Barbara Neahring
Barbara Neahring

Thank you!! 

January 3, 2018
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen!

January 3, 2018
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Father in Heaven I need You to help me see the way of living a life in safe ground. You know my wants and needs,help me to set my priorities based on Your designs. In Jesus name I pray,Amen. 

January 3, 2018
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Thank you Jesus,please give me strength to endure the trails and tribulations of this live until the day I see your face. Amen 

January 3, 2018
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield

I really love this prayer and will recite it often, because I truly believe we were created to love God, and God alone!

January 3, 2018
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen! Please Lord, I want You to always be the center of my life, Please, by the power of Thy Holy Spirit, do not let me loose my focus and keep me on the straight and narrow! I praise Your holy name, in the name of Jesus Christ I ask and pray, Amen!!! 

January 3, 2018
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Patty Wooley
Patty Wooley

You sure know what you are talking about Pastor

Ty for caring so much about the flock

January 3, 2018
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

January 3, 2018
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

January 3, 2018
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord, forgive me where I tried to rule my future, You are my future, and I pray for your mercy and grace and help me back on to Your track, in Jesus name I pray, amen 

January 3, 2018
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Heavenly Father, I want You to be the center of my life. Please help me put things in the proper perspective and get my priorities in order. Give me the grace to live a life that is pleasing in Your sight, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen <3

 

 

Thank you Pastor Dion for todays devotion. :-)

January 3, 2018
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father, I want You to be the center of my life. Please help me put things in the proper perspective and get my priorities in order. Give me the grace to live a life that is pleasing in Your sight, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen.

January 4, 2018
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Amen

 

January 4, 2018