Sinking Sand

house without firm foundation 

It doesn't take a structural engineer to realize this house has a problem.   No inspection needed, this house will not sale.

This week I will be reading Chapter 6 of a SHELTER in the time OF STORM.

I need to take an honest assessment of myself.  I need to inspect the foundation on which I am building and make sure that what happened above doesn't happen to me.  No doubt there are areas in my life where I have built upon that are shaky.  Have I put too much emphasis on areas that could be on the verge of collapse.

Perhaps I have placed too much stock in relationships.  Not that relationships are bad, but if I rely so heavily upon those relationships to exclusively carry me through hard times, will the foundation eventually collapse.

Maybe it is my job.  If I were to lose my job today, what would be my response.  How would I react.  Would this result in a complete meltdown of the foundation on which I built my life.

Could it be my family.  Maybe my family is the "model" family... *Cough*Cough*   I know it isn't, but if I were to place so much emphasis on how we are viewed by the outside, expectations could crumble at the first sign of weakness. 

All the things listed, not bad, but they can't be my foundation.  They are all simply piles of sand eroding away from the crashing waves of life.  

More to come...


  1. Yes, all good things, but they have to be viewed as a benefit of having that firm foundation in God first and foremost. Looking forward to reading more, Ryan!

    1. I couldn't agree more Martha! Thanks for commenting.

  2. Hmmm. Model family. I have one. And I have some swamp land in Arizona to sell you. Looking forward to reflecting with you this week my friend.

    1. I don't know, you have a pretty good family. Looking forward to it as well.


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