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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 stayed with my mom for the summer, she 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. 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 your life can come tumbling down when the tide rolls in and the shifting sands change.

    Jobs end, people change, beauty fades, and children grow up. Everything we can 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, 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: 'Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God.' (Philippians 4:6-7) ~ 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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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen 

Jan 21
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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Yes Amen.

Jan 21
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord. 

Jan 21
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

AMEN. Heavenly Father, YOU are my rock.  You are the center of my life. AMEN

Jan 21
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Candy Laventure
Candy Laventure

Amen!

Jan 21
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Thank you, Lord, for the grounding! Amen

Jan 21
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone 

Jan 21
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Yes Amen,  Heavenly Father I want You to be the center of my life, in Jesus Name,  Amen 

Jan 21
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

Thank You Lord God Yahweh for hearing our prayers and answering. Thank You for speaking to me in a way that I understand. In Lord Yeshua's name I pray this, Amen. 

Jan 21
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!! Amen!! Amen!!

Jan 21
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen thank you Jesus for our relationship and for being the light and love of my life 

Jan 21
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen 

Jan 21
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David Krull
David Krull

Amen. Help me keep my eyes on You my Lord. Filter all the stuff out that is not of You. Speak clearly. Open my spiritual eyes and ears so I can see and hear You clearly.. direct my paths. Let Your yes be yes and Your no be no. Guide me, protect me, open and close doors needed so I can do Your will in my life. I love You Jesus. Be glorified in my life.  In Jesus Christ Name 

Jan 21
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Your will be done in my life, Amen!

Jan 21
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Amen I pray I am worthy. 

Jan 21
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen 

Jan 22
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! 

Jan 23