Wednesday, June 18, 2008

In the movie "The Replacements" the coach asks his players what they fear the most, their response, "Spiders and Quicksand". It's a magical moment, most of the players have no clue what quicksand has to do with anything, but the definition is life changing, quicksand is the fear that one you mess up everything starts to sink and there's nothing you can do about it! I've been there, times in my life when I felt as if nothing worked right for me, that everything I tried failed or was going to fail, that the relationships I was in were destined for destruction, just because of a bump in the road. When you step into a quicksand mode your entire identity begins to change, your thoughts become consumed with what you think is happening rather than what actually is begin to sink and the only thing that can stop the sinking is you! Jesus said we are to build our lives on a rock, upon a foundation of reality and truth. "These words that I speak to you are not incidental additions to your life, homeowner improvements to your standard of living. They are foundational words, words to build your life on. If you work these words into your life, you are like a smart carpenter who built his house on solid rock. Rain poured down, the river flooded, a tornado hit---but nothing moved that house. It was fixed to the rock. (Matthew 7:24,25 The Message) If you look at our world it appears to be sinking, if we're not careful we started preparing for the worst, all the while God invites us to trust Him and to know in our hearts that nothing can move us if we're built upon Him!


Darrell said...

That's good Neil.

Waneda Brownlow said...

Neil, Call me, please when you have a chance. I read your post for yesterday as I was listening to the CD "Prayer of Jabez." There is a song by Phil Keaggy and Geoff Moore called TOUCH OF GREATNESS with a line that goes like this: "Looking out across the way, the road to take is very clear. DO I have what it will take? Or is that whay you brought me here?" Another line: "I cannot do this alone, all around is sinking sand. I'm convinced you are my only hope, the safest place is in your hand."

This CD has been a comfort to me since just before I became a widow. All around is sinking sand, but my house is built on the rock. My house is built in the hand of the Rock. My house is built in the Hand that Created the Rock!

We gotta get together before too much longer . . .