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Building Blocks

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.  Matthew 7:26 NKJV

Photo courtesy of pixabay. Life passes too quickly.

Our oldest granddaughter was married last month on a party barge in Elliot Bay in Seattle, Washington. As we looked at the Space Needle, we were dazzled by the sun’s beauty sparkling off the water and thought of how quickly life passes.  

My wife and I slowly danced, looked into each other’s eyes, and felt that the Lord is far better to us than we deserve. Our beautiful granddaughter was starting a new life in New York with a man who was the owner of two gyms. We desired more than anything that they would have the most important thing in life: an ongoing personal relationship with Jesus.

Thinking of when she was a four-year-old and invited me into her bedroom for a tea party, I wrote a poem to them based on Jesus’ words. Building blocks were important to her then.  

Once you were a little girl and building blocks were your friend.
You never wanted your blocks to fall; you wouldn’t even lend.
Now you are a big girl building a new life with a fine young man.
You’re choosing not to build your blocks on sand; the Lord will help them stand.

When building a life day by day, servants are not too proud to take periods of rest. But the time comes when we must stand again and take up the tools the Lord has given us and cement our building blocks into the Cornerstone—Jesus Christ. We can’t find the best things in life—God’s power, God’s friendship, and God’s fruit of the Spirit—without His help.

Choose to build in the right places and in the right ways.

Prayer: Lord, raise up a new generation that loves You and Your Word. Amen. 

(Photo courtesy of pixabay.)

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Robert L. Segress

The Rev. Dr. Bob Segress served as a licensed psychological clinician for twenty-five years. Upon retiring, he served for fifteen years as a prison minister. Retiring again, he began writing full-time after a period of boredom. He has written: The Biblical Approach To Psychology while serving as a college educator, The Shelton Series, and, in 2012, Ten Years Inside Shelton Prison. Currently, he writes for several publications such as Halo Magazine.