Followers

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Houses Built On Sand


Matthew 7:24-27
 “Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, 
I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock:  
and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; 
and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.

“But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, 
will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: 
 and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; 
and it fell. And great was its fall.”


HOUSES BUILT ON SAND

© 2015 Suzanne Davis Harden All Rights Reserved.

Houses built upon the sand
Though castles grand they be
Will someday crumble to the ground
And wash into the sea.
No matter if their walls are gilt
With all the finest gold
Nor if their floors are marble,
The finest that is sold.

For all the houses built on sand
Cannot withstand the tide
That swallows all upon its shores~
Nothing on it abides
Except the million grains of sand
That form the boundaries
Of the ever restless waves
That dance upon the sea.

Only those who build their house
Upon the Rock of Christ
Will withstand the constant tides
Throughout the Sea of Life.
For the ever flowing tides
Are not as strong as He
Who controls the wind and waves
And calms the surging sea.

Jesus said that those who build
Their house upon His word
Were founding it upon a Rock
That ever would endure.

Lord Jesus, help me build my house
Upon Thy holy word,
Hold me through the Sea of Life
In You, my heart secure,
In Jesus' name,
Amen.


Prayer 
Heavenly Father, please forgive us for all the times when we have listened to Thy word 
and have not obeyed. 
Search our hearts, oh Lord. 
Reveal to us where we have been blind and deaf to Thy Holy Spirit's promptings within us. Reveal to us all the ways where we have grieved Thy heart in not loving and forgiving others as You have commanded us. 
For in disobeying You we have built our houses on sand. Thank You that Thy word declares that"there is forgiveness with Thee that thou mayest be feared." 
We repent now of all disobedience to Thy revealed will and ask forgiveness for being hearers and not doers of Thy holy word,  
in Jesus' holy name.
Thank You, Lord, we love You, Amen. 



*The Illustration "Building Sandcastles" by Suzanne Davis Harden is available as an 8" x 10" Inch Triple matted  print at Wings Publications on Etsy: Visit Suzanne's Etsy Shop at this link for more  information:Wings Publications

 
Houses Built On Sand Prayer Poem  © Suzanne Davis Harden & *Illustration "Building Sandcastles" © 2015 Suzanne Davis Harden All Rights Reserved. Unto The Least Of These. Scripture Pictures courtesy You-Version Online Bible, NKJV Bible Translation © 1982 Thomas Nelson, Inc.