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August 28, 2007

Devin, Jeffrey and I had the priveledge of attending a Men’s Ministry planning meeting this past Saturday at LBC.  Every time I have personally attended these meetings it seems I get a reality check of some sort.   This past Saturday was no different.  There were several people in the meeting that had some pretty serious junk they were trying to deal with.    How do mariages last for 20-25 years and then all of a sudden one spouse decides to  throw in the towel? 

We can gain insight from Mathew 7:

The Wise and Foolish Builders

 24“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. 26But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. 27The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”

As a previous sanddweller myself, I think we need to make frequent stops to perform self evaluations about the decisons we are making and how those decisons ultimately play into our overall lifeplan and purpose.  If we are not careful we could unintentionally  pave our own road to destruction without even realizing it. 

Alcoholism, death of a loved one, financial struggles and depression  are just a few examples of storms that families right at LBC deal with.  The storms of life will find their way into our lives.  How will we handle them when they arrive?   Will our foundation’s be built on sand or will they prove to be made of rock? 


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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Devin Henson permalink*
    August 28, 2007 11:30 am

    Good word Mike. That has been on my mind since that meeting Saturday. I could sense so much pain in that room, from almost everyone. I don’t know what it is… maybe they’ve just lived long enough to make huge mistakes? …maybe we’re just blessed beyond belief? Who knows, but it scares the bijebers out of me to know that that pain is the result of a little thing called complacency.

    One thing to note about your story… notice that both men are building. We don’t have a choice. Building is doing life. Some people think by not building anything that may turn out to be faulty, they may be ok. However, by choosing not to build, you have actually made your decision already on where you choose to build.


  2. August 28, 2007 3:42 pm

    Just thought I would offer my congratulations on Mike White’s first post. Keep it up Mike. Thanks for sharing the DVD with us the other night.

  3. Cortney permalink*
    August 29, 2007 2:33 am

    Way to go, Miggity Mike! 🙂

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