Fixer Upper

Over the past few weeks, we have been watching episode after episode of the show Fixer Upper. We are fans of their style of work and love how they can take the worse condition house and turn it into something extremely valuable.

Woodworking has become a hobby of mine. Last night, we were up until about midnight working on a new table for Ashley. I had the three kids, for the majority of the time, helping me move wood, glue, screw, and clean up the things we were working on. When we started, we just had a pile of wood. Now, we have almost already completed the table except for the staining.

Some people take old furniture and refinish it to make it look rustic. The “piece of junk” that some people want to throw out becomes a treasure for someone else.

Our Christian life at times can resemble a worn out piece of furniture. Life can sometimes wear us down to the point where we break. For me, life attacked me pretty hard in the college years. The world came into my life and destroyed my relationship with God. After a few years and a lot of major renovations in my life, my relationship with Christ has been rebuilt. It is not completely rebuilt and will never be 100% since we can always improve our love for Him.

Romans 12:2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

We are all “Fixer Uppers”. We are an old house and we need to tear down the old walls and build new ones. We need to recognize the parts of the house (our life) that needs to be rebuilt. There will always be a part of our spiritual life that needs to be reworked. We just need to identify it and change it.

If you are broken down and need to be refinished or rebuilt and need some direction on how to do it, reach out to a brother or sister in Christ and any of us would be happy to help. God is there for you. He’s a simple prayer away. Just talk to Him and tell Him what you need to change. He will help you!

God is Good..

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