Old-Farmhouse-house-before-0910Today, I was watching a show on television about renovating old houses. I love to watch these types of shows. It is entertainment for me to see an old eyesore turned into somebody’s dream home.  As I was watching, I began to compare our hearts to those old homes. When we accept Christ as our Lord and Savior, we give him the keys to our hearts and he is able to begin a life-changing restoration.

It is remarkable to think that God wants to “set up camp” in this dusty, dingy heart of mine. There is no doubt that my heart is a fixer upper.  God has been working on me for years, and this old heart is a never ending project. It won’t be finished until I go home to meet my Father face-to-face.

I’m thankful that God isn’t like some of the prospective house buyers on those cable T.V. shows. I always feel bad for those poor, old, dilapidated structures in need of TLC. Some people walk in and walk straight out without having any type of vision for the potential that the home has to offer. We have a God willing to come to our rescue. He has a vision. He is ready and excited to begin the process of renewal. He doesn’t care about the amount of work it will take. He wants us to be living proof of His presence. He sees who we can be, not just who we are.

If you are struggling today and wondering if you are worth it, I’m here to tell you that you are. You have a God who is longing to have the keys to your heart and an opportunity to make you into everything He dreamed (actually ordained) you can be. It doesn’t matter how dilapidated your heart and life are. He is willing to mold your brokenness into complete beauty.heart

The first step is to lay down the welcome mat for the God Who created you. A renovation isn’t an easy process. Sometimes things need to be hammered out and reshaped. It can hurt. But the more you let go of you, and grip onto God, things will slowly start to take shape.

When you give Jesus the “keys,” There is hope for your life.  Renovation will be underway, and eternal change will come.

2 Corinthians 4:15-17CLX-NY-Farmhouse-house-after-0910-22201304

For all things are for your sakes, that grace, having spread through the many, may cause thanksgiving to abound to the glory of God.

Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day.  For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory,


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