Okay, posting about sandcastles in late November is a little absurd, but just bear with me... I have a point to make. :)
Have you ever taken the time to build a sandcastle?
There are many ways to build one, and everyone has their own methods of going about it.
Some are unwise. If, for example, you build your castle on the shore, too close to the sea, the tide will rise and your castle will be washed away by an irresistible force... the water.
If you build your castle high on the beach, protected by many feet of sand, it will in all probability have a longer lifespan. It will be safe.
But, you say, the beach is 'more fun' down by the shore. The water is pretty and there are shells to pick up.
Compare this to your life...
Building your castle by the water, or constructing your life on a shaky foundation, is not good. You will be unable to resist the tide of adversity, difficulty, and failure.
Building your castle high on the beach, or constructing your life on a firm foundation, is a good idea. You'll have something to stand on and start with... eventually making a beautiful palace.
An even better idea is to build your life-castle in the hand of God.
Let him be your protector, your provider, and the strong, loving hand that holds you. Trust in the Lord. He is everything you need.
Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:
Mat 7:25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not; for it was founded upon a rock.
Mat 7:26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:
Mat 7:27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and2532 it fell: and great was the fall of it.
I hope all of you reading this had a wonderful Thanksgiving!