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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 7:24'25 WEB.

    When I was little and staying with my mom for the summer, she once took us to the beach. My brother and I built a giant sandcastle that day. We put a lot of work into it and even added windows. But later, the tide came in and washed our castle away. When the water receded, there was hardly a trace of our masterpiece left. It had failed to endure the test of time, and the crashing waves hadn't helped either.

    Keep Jesus in the center of your life. It is easy for other things to become your focus, and you can start to build everything around that instead. Be careful, for when the tide rolls in, your life can come tumbling down with it.

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

    Build your life around Jesus, and 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). You won't miss out, for He will take care of you. He is the unchanging, everlasting Rock. The ones who trust in Him will not be wiped out like our castle was when the tide came 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. Amen!

    Note: For those participating in the Creation Photography weekly themes, here is this week's challenge from group leader, Dianna Wyles: Psalm 50:10-11 "for every animal of the forest is mine, and the cattle on a thousand hills. 11 I know every bird in the mountains, and the insects in the fields are mine." ~ Our next fun theme will be ' All God's Creatures' and is wide open for some creative interpretation as usual! We also encourage you to post anything else that inspires you as well. My photos this week reflect some of God's creatures I am learning to appreciate, myself included (as we are reminded in Psalm 139:13-14). Have a fantastic week y'all, being sure to take some time to appreciate All God's creatures, yourself included ~ God bless! Here is the link: Creation Photographers


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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck Amen, thank you my Lord.
Apr 20
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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Thank you for being the number 1 in my life and help me to keep it that way! Praise the Lord Hallelujah! ❤️
Apr 20
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Jesus name I ask,Amen. 

Apr 20
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Keyana Mallory
Keyana Mallory

In Christ Jesus name I pray in agreement. Amen.

Apr 20
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen! Thank you Jesus for being my Rock and my foundation and I want to be more like you everyday.

Apr 20
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Cristy Herzberg
Cristy Herzberg

Scott thank you for helping me subscibe to these devotionals, they are really a light in my life and bringing me closer to God! :)

Apr 20
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Your welcome it was my little way of spreading Jesus' light, love, and hope. I too have grown closer in my walk through reading my devotional and Jesus promise's us if we draw closer him, He will draw closer to us, Have a great day Cristy.

Apr 20
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen Father You are my Rock, my foundation. My life revolves around You

Apr 20
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

Apr 20
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. Thank you Jesus for being my Foundation. You are my rock, my everything. Amen

Apr 20
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen ! Please hide me in the shadow of your wings dear Lord

Apr 20
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen,  thank you Jesus. 

Apr 20
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone 

Apr 20
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Thank you Jesus for loving us and being our foundation .We love and worship you. Amen 

Apr 20
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Apr 20
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

This truth resonates in my heart this morning, Pastor Dion! Lord, please help me put things in the proper perspective and get my priorities in order. Thank you. AMEN

Apr 20
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Thank you lord for you  are my rock  in jesus name amen 

Apr 20
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father I thank You for caring for and leading us to Your beloved Son Jesus, that everything we do be pleasing to You. Take away all the things that are not of You and keep us safe and blessed, in Jesus Christ name we pray, Amen. Thank You Lord. Amen. 

Great devotional, God bless you and Sylvia, Amen. 

Apr 20
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes amen Lord Jesus, amen 

Apr 20
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Apr 20
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Cristy Herzberg
Cristy Herzberg

Father please help me to focus on you always, as my priority and not get caught up in things that dont matter.  Help me build on the ROCK.  Thank you for showing me the way to these daily meesages of hope, as they are truly bringing me closer to you,  Amen

Apr 20
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Dear God give me peace of mind Amen 

Apr 20
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Sherry McCosh
Sherry McCosh

Jesus is my Rock! In Him, I will Trust Amen!!

May 2