I have my love and a city to live. Next on my list is a castle or dream house. Remember the Barbie dream house? I believe that was the first make-believe house I wanted. Then as I got older castles, and palaces in fairytales were the dream. Then the desire went to a big house with a big yard.
I do not live in either of these things. I live in a double-wide trailer. It’s not as fancy and elegant as I dreamed and still dream about from time to time. It’s not a horrible home. It’s quite homey and is cozy. I am a neat freak and, clutter brings out the worst in me so, it’s probably for the best my house is not the size of a castle or mansion. I do have a big yard that I do love.
I remember the day it was ready to move in. My husband and I came in and sat on the single step and was just so excited to own our first home. We thought the step down added character. I also was pleased to negotiate and get the chandelier. I learned early on that your home is what you want it to be.
We have a large room that has-been furnished in so many ways to fit our lifestyle needs.
We try to add or change something to our home each year to make it better. I’m still waiting on a bookshelf that has a door that goes into a quiet reading room. I also would like to turn my home into an Italian Tuscany house. That might take me awhile. When I figure how to slab rock on my walls, I’ll be good to go.
So, my house may not be what I dreamt of having. It did provide us with a roof over our heads. I also know that the first night in our home we were so happy. A larger house was far from our minds. It’s been a perfect home for us. Just like everything else you, must appreciate and take care of what you have. The more you care for something the, longer it lasts. My home can be anything I imagine it to be with a little work.
They say a man’s house is his castle. In this case, A woman’s home is hers.
24 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:
25 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.
26 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:
27 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.
I love these verses!
I love all parables, and they are my favorite thing to read in the Bible. This scripture shows us what to build our house on. We must have a good foundation for our home to stand, or it will fall when a storm comes.
This foundation rings true when it comes to our life. We must have a strong relationship with Jesus so that we can withstand anything. Without him, we will surely fall. It doesn’t matter if you have a castle, a mansion, or a little shack. Without God, you have an unstable shelter that will eventually fall with you inside.
Don’t let that happen to you and your house. Build that strong foundation and escape from the sinking sand.
🎶When the world all around me is sinking sand, on Christ, the solid rock I stand. 🎶I love this song!
Write down some ways you can make your foundation stronger with the Lord.
How has he blessed your home? What do these versus mean to you?