Devotions By Jan

Domino Effect


Scripture for Today: Psalm 20:7-8 “Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.  They are brought to their knees and fall, but we rise up and stand firm.”

The art of domino toppling has become a serious competition in much of the world!  The term, “domino effect” refers to the chain reaction of their fall.  If there is too much space between the dominoes then of course, the chain is broken.  A domino show is most impressive when different colors are used and a mosaic is produced, or when there are three dimensional stacks.  According to Guinness World Records, a German group holds two records; the most mini dominoes toppled and the most dominoes toppled in a spiral in 2013.  The name of this group is interesting; “Sinners Domino Entertainment!”

Our verse for today speaks of those who fall and those who stand.  The one who puts their trust in their own strength will one day be brought to their knees.  Their fall is inevitable.  The one who puts their trust and confidence in the name and power of the Lord God is the one who ends up on their feet.  That person can rise up and stand firm as they draw on a strength that is not their own, but His!

Just as in the domino effect, correct spacing is important.  I can be influenced by the thinking of the world.  It is easy to align myself with self-sufficient thinking.  When I begin trusting in myself more than the Lord, I am too close to those falling and I end up falling too!  My prayer is to stand close enough to others to influence them for the Lord, but with enough space not to be knocked down!

Lord, keep me standing firm in my faith!

Look familiar?  This is a summer re-post due to ministry schedule.


2 thoughts on “Domino Effect

  1. Good morning, I am very upset and wonder what you think about the following? Sunday at church Pastor Dan made an annoucement that thru several outreach programs THREE people got saved. I wanted to jump up and say PTL or at least Amen. There was no applause or any reaction by the congregation at all. It was just like any other announcement just said and then moved on. Did not get any more attention than if it was about the weather. I mean what are we (Christians including myself) about if not lost souls? I do know that I won’t be quiet again and will celebrate even if no one else does. Thanks for listening. PS I don’t seem to have your private email. 🙂


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