“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” Eph. 2:10 NKJV
“For I am confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ” Philippians 1:6 NASB
I am hooked on HGTV. I admit I could watch many hours of Property Brothers, Fixer Upper and more. At the very heart of these shows is the understanding that underneath the mess of the house it is possible to have the home of your dreams.
Why does this show tug at me? I love to see the before and after. I am amazed at how a rundown house can be rebuilt into a thing of beauty. I also love to get ideas on things I would like to see in my own home. Some projects are really inexpensive and small. Others are total “gut jobs”. The real tug though is in the fact that old things can be made new. This is a basic truth for you and me as believers in Jesus Christ. He has taken the broken and shabby things and with some work (or a lot of work) He has brought new life. When Jesus came to you He brought new clothes of righteousness, He gave you a new heart, and He changed your entire way of thinking and living. The transformation has been amazing and complete!
Today you and I continue to be under renovation. A tweak here and a tweak there. Maybe something needs to be replaced. Maybe due to severe neglect there needs to be some demolition.
May we be willing to allow the Master Craftsman to work on us today in the places in which we are in need of fixing. No job is too small. No job is too big.
Kathy Withers is on staff at America’s Keswick and serves in Partner Care. Kathy has been married to her husband Dave for 30 years. They have two adult children. Kathy is active in her local Church and teaches a Bible Study for women. Her passion is to encourage women to deepen their walk with Jesus Christ by finding and living out the truths of God’s Word.