(Mt. 7:24-27) 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: 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. 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: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.
Recently as I was watching my little girl, Bella, I was reminded of the great truth that our feet must be planted on a firm foundation. Bella often likes to stand on people or things that she thinks will not move and is sometimes taught the opposite as she comes crashing down. Many times she will stand on someone’s ankles as they are relaxing with legs extended. She does not realize that they could move her foundation quickly and at will. Such was the case when yesterday she stood on her baby doll to get a little more reach onto the side table. She wasn't trying to be naughty she actually just wanted to get a better hug on the Bible that was placed there. It didn't take much, as she attempted to get to her tip toes and suddenly came tumbling down. Thankfully, nothing was hurt more than her pride, and she was quickly back to her toddler ways.
Her excuse for standing on wobbly unsecured things is that she is 18 months old. What is our excuse? Often as adults, we are guilty of the same thing. We like to put our security in how much we have in the bank. We think, “I have a great job, and nothing could go wrong,” only to find out that companies down size and money sometimes disappears. Many put their security in the fact that they are healthy individuals and feel invincible. Guess what? Health can be snatched when you hear that awful “C” word, cancer. Invincibility fades as we recognize that age happens to all of us. So am I writing to make somebody feel bad? No. I am writing for the opposite effect. I am writing to challenge each person who reads this to make certain they are planted on the Rock of Christ. He is the one True firm foundation. When we build our lives upon this foundation we are prepared to weather the storms and surprises life sends our way. Do you know Christ? Are you planted on this firm foundation? If you would like to know more please feel free to contact us at any time.
TAKE IT TO JESUS (I Peter 5:7) Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. My daughter is often the inspiration for these blogs if you couldn't tell. This is just such a Bella inspired blog. Recently, as I was standing in the...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
IF YOU FAINT (Proverbs 24:10) If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small. Not long ago a flu bug came for a bite to the Schneider home. If you aren't familiar with the flu, consider yourself blessed but it can have some very...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
FILTHY RAGS (Isaiah 64:6) But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away. Like all good husbands, I try to make my...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
(Hebrews 10:25) Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. In an earlier blog entry I mentioned my little girl’s discovery...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Words of the Wise? (Proverbs 26:20-22) Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out: so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth. As coals are to burning coals, and wood to fire; so is a contentious man to kindle strife. The words of a...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
The Salmon Bake in Seward, Alaska! We enjoyed a wonderful meal here with some of our Seward family in the faith!
As you glance at the posted picture, what do you see? Well, at face value you see a neat old truck (some of you can tell me what kind) that represents one of Seward, Alaska’s great restaurants. But as I think about this picture I see a truck...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
After waking up hours before everyone (due to time change) we took a walk together and found the woods to look wonderful!
For What Is Your Life? Today I was reminded of a statement by a famous missionary, C.T. Studd. He said, “Only one life, ‘till soon be past, Only what’s done for Christ will last.” There’s a great question found in...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
We are asking God to richly bless our Spring Revival meeting at Crossroads Baptist Church. Please pray with us for God's power, wisdom, and Spirit to be evident this week. We are trusting God for many visitors and decisions to be made for Christ....[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Isn't it true? We preachers are always saying, "Listen up!" Why? Because we so want you to hear the instruction of God's Word, and therefore, live by it. But today's exhortation comes from Proverbs 19:27, and that is to cease from hearing...[ abbreviated | read entire ]