For the last few weeks, I have been doing a Bible study titled “Not a Fan.” In this study, Pastor Kyle shares with us the following:
“We say, I don’t mind a little touch-up work, but Jesus wants a complete renovation. We’re thinking tune-up; he’s thinking overhaul. We think a little renovating, why not, but Jesus wants a complete remodel.”
How many of you are ready for a remodel? A complete renovation? A major overhaul?
When I think of Pastor Kyle’s statement, I envision what a complete remodel looks like because I remember how the rooms looked when I tore them apart and took things down in that old house. I remember what it looked like to put a hammer through the sides of the old cabinets or a floor scraper to the old vinyl flooring.
In an instant, pieces and parts went flying. What was once secure and bound together was now shattered and splintered. It had the appearance of complete chaos by the time I was done ripping it out and destroying it.
The question to consider.
Are you afraid if you allow Jesus to do a complete remodel in your life, pieces, and parts will fly everywhere, and it will be painful? Understandably so, but can I share this with you?
When we remodel something, doesn’t it always look better than when we started? Doesn’t it always improve the look and feel when it’s complete?
Sure it does. Look, look- the remodeling process is painful, yes, but the finished product is glorious. Unless, of course, you choose the wrong carpenter to do the work. I don’t know about you, but my boss does beautiful work.
Remodel me, Jesus. Do a complete renovation in me because the renovations I have done on myself without you look like I used broken pieces and parts from the garbage can. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.
In His Service