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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 watching us behind his mirrored sunglasses. He carried a pistol in his boot. The rest of us stood waist deep in ditches of gumbo clay while we dug with shovels under the hot sun. You would think that we were on a chain gang, but in the South, it was called '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 the minimum wage, $3.35 an hour. This is one of the perks that can happen when you leave school early. I wasn't exactly groomed 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 was a carpenter and He knew all about foundations. He 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. The houses looked the same, and they required the same materials to build. The difference lay beneath the surface, where you couldn't see it.

    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 rock foundation 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. It is our obedience to His word that 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.

    Note: "I call on you, my God, for you will answer me; turn your ear to me and hear my prayer" (Psalm 17:6) If you have a prayer need, we are here for you! We and the prayer team are ready to lift you up at our private prayer page: RHM Prayer Network


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Just what I needed today, Thank you! Praise the Lord, Hallelujah!
Aug 15
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen, a good foundation helps us to stand firm during trials and tribulations. The Rock is solid and He will never fail to bear us up during times of testing. HalleluYah.

Aug 15
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

Aug 15
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

I needed this today for I am struggling but I know that the Lord understands when I have those moments of doubt, dispair and full of mixed emotions.  Lord strenghten me and remind me that you never forget about me your loving daughter.  I trust you that all will come to pass and something far better is on the way, I just need to keep hanging on! In Jesus name I pray, Amen!!

Aug 15
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Bill Digiglio
Bill Digiglio

Stand firm even when you do not see God working, he is working and will pull you through your trails. Stand firm and continue to pray .

Aug 15
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Perry Robertson
Perry Robertson

Amen! Jesus is our foundation

Aug 15
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Father, thank you for the foundation! 

Aug 15
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Help me to stay strong. Give me the weapons I need. Amen. 

Aug 15
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Ed Frye
Ed Frye

Amen Lord!

Aug 15
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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. Thank you Amen

Aug 15
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Praise God!!

Aug 15
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Darlene Blackmon
Darlene Blackmon

Dear Lord, let your words be my foundation and your mercy be my strength as I continue to build the house in my heart of your everlasting love....Amen.

Aug 15
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

God,please keep us strong. Amen 

Aug 15
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Lead me always Father, Amen.

Aug 15
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Barbara Neahring
Barbara Neahring

Thank you! 

Aug 15
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Yvette York
Yvette York

I’m praying for a strong foundation Amen 

Aug 15
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Dear Father in Heaven, You know I'm a sinner and I need You. Help me to understand every word You said to me and I will follow .In Jesus name I pray, Amen. 

Aug 15
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen and Amen! The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my sure foundation, but I still need to grow and dig a much deeper foundation and relationship with my Lord and God! Joining you, Pastor, in your prayer and petition, Lord hear our prayers, in Jesus name we ask and pray, Amen!

Aug 15
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Phynedra Franklin
Phynedra Franklin

Amen 

Aug 15
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen!

Aug 15
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Sherry McCosh
Sherry McCosh

Great word as always! Thank you!!

 

Aug 15
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Helena Lopes
Helena Lopes

Amen

Aug 15
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Aug 15
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord

Aug 15
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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu

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 Father.

Aug 15
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

To your prayer written...Amen!

Aug 16
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  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.

Aug 16