Over the last few weeks, I have had time to get to work on some of the home maintenance issues that have needed addressing.
My life is also like this.
Changes to make, challenges to overcome, habits to be either encouraged or to be whittled away.
Wise old C.S. Lewis wrote this
Imagine yourself as a living house. God comes in to rebuild that house.
At first, perhaps, you can understand what He is doing. He is getting the drains right and stopping the leaks in the roof and so on; you knew that those jobs needed doing and so you are not surprised.
But presently He starts knocking the house about in a way that hurts abominably and does not seem to make any sense.
What on earth is He up to?
The explanation is that He is building quite a different house from the one you thought of – throwing out a new wing here, putting on an extra floor there, running up towers, making courtyards.
You thought you were being made into a decent little cottage: but He is building a palace. (C.S. Lewis. Mere Christianity)
Jesus loves us too much, to leave us, the way we are. (Like that? Tweet it)
We have foundational core beliefs in our thinking that will not hold up the palace he wants to construct. They must be addressed before any more construction is done.
The great thing about this carpenter is that he has an eye on the final product.
He knows the mansion he wants to build, he has a plan, he is slow and methodical, he is meticulous in fine craftsmanship, and he has done this work with millions of others.
‘I am confident of this, that the one who began a good work among you will bring it to completion’ Philippians 1:6
Let the renovation work continue as he builds your dream home.