Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Complete Renovation

Hope everyone's week is going well... Gosh I hate growing pains!... I dug out a little devotional I received for Christmas in `02 the other day. I have been cleaning here and there... I wanted to share this little excerpt from Max Lucado, actually the devotional is called 'Grace for the Moment' by Mr. Lucado. It touched me with the weeks I have been having!
Anyone ever built a house? Anyone renovated? This summer has been a major renovation at our house! New siding...new windows...air conditioning, paint... Messy! Dust...Dirt, things out of place! ripped up siding and torn apart walls. Not fun, but the end result is beautiful. All that 'pain' and now our house is sooo much nicer! One more step closer to what my hubby and I have envisioned our little house to be...

(Max Lucado) "God loves to decorate. God has to decorate. Let Him live long enough in a heart, and that heart will begin to change. Portraits of hurt will be replaced by landscapes of grace. Walls of anger will be demolished and shaky foundations restored. God can no more leave a life unchanged than a mother can leave her child's tear untouched....

This might explain some of the discomfort in your life. Remodeling of the heart is not always pleasant. We don't object when the Carpenter adds a few shelves, but He's been known to gut the entire west wing. He has such high aspirations for you. God envisions a complete restoration. He won't stop until He is finished... "

Thank you Mr. Lucado! That is for sure... If you are His, He won't leave you alone... He can't! He is our Creator... always creating... molding and making us into who He wants us to be.

I've never been a fan of blue for certain things...Some folks don't like pink. But our Creator knows what color is best for us... when we step back through all the dust and mess and really take a look. " Huh" I've heard myself say here lately "That actually was pretty cool..."


One thing for certain, we are loved... and as a child of God, I know my Heavenly Father has His best in store for me. Just know this everyone YOU ARE Loved...

5 comments:

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Oh I'm clapping my hands in encore!!! Wonderful post!
And so true...I've seen what my puny little heart has done under God's watchful and loving eye. And I thank HIM for it :)

bellacolle said...

Oh I'm soo glad... just want to give Him the praise.

~love said...

oh--how true this post is. my hubby is a builder and i love the parallels that can be made between building a house and building your heart for God.
great post. =)

Barbra said...

I believe that building anything-a pendant,a meal,a house is an uplifting experience and very exciting.

Michelle said...

I would LOVE to buid my dream house!