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Bride of Christ

Crystal Castles

When I was prosperous, I said,
“Nothing can stop me now!”
 Your favor, O Lord, made me as secure as a mountain.
Then you turned away from me, and I was shattered. 
Psalm 30:6-7 NLT

Business was good!  So good in fact that the jobs and money kept rolling in.  The bank would let me have any amount I wanted.   And I wanted a lot!   Lake homes; airplanes; boats; snow mobiles; trucks… O my!   I had it all!   My attitude?   “Nothing can stop me now”!

Truth is, with all that I had, my marriage was sinking fast; my anger and addictions were increasing; and I couldn’t shake my desire to blame others for my problems.  

But then.. I was shattered!   Thank God, He loves us too much to let us continue living in “crystal castles”!   He has a way to bring us back to what has real value!  No matter what your castle looks like on the outside… its really what fills the rooms that counts.


It seems that fame and fortune won’t get you the important things… all that prosperity can’t buy!   Things like love; peace; joy; purpose in life; health; and of course… eternal life!

Dear one… be sure your building your castle out of Rock… not crystal!


Pastor John