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“And everyone who hears these words of Mine, and does not act on them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand.  And the rain fell and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and it fell – and its collapse was great” (Matthew 7:26-27).

The winds of this world are constantly blowing.  We are tossed about by the waves of constant flux.  A positive spin is put on it and we call it change.  Sometimes we even call it progress.  Come to the One who does not change.  Come to the One who is the foundation of all that exists.  Build your life upon Him and although the winds will still blow and the flux will still be around you, you will have the constancy of the One who never changes.

Lord, why do I hesitate to live a life built upon You?  I say I want this and in the next moment I go back.  I am like one of the early church fathers whose prayer, “Lord, make me chaste,” discovered later in life that all the while He was really saying, “but not yet.”  Take away my hesitance and lead me fully into the life You give through grace.  Help me to walk with You at all times and in all places.

Lord Jesus, You are the solid rock upon whom I can build my life.  Help me today to be more concerned with what You want than what those around me are saying.  Guide me to live into this life You have given me so that I may learn how to be faithful in even small things.  In all that You have in store for me, lead me to have an open heart and a willingness to be obedient to all that You will lead me through.  Amen.

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