Friday, November 16, 2012

Blessings Come When We Let God Do the Rebuilding!

I came home from work Tuesday and the wall between our den and living room was half removed. By the next day it was totally gone!  We’ve been talking about it for some time.  We needed more room for gathering.  When our kids were dating it was great to have two living areas, but now with a large extended family and fellowship opportunities, we needed more room for sitting together.

I was so impressed!  My husband, an excellent carpenter among his many talents, has done an outstanding job.  Each day when I’ve come home, more work has been done and things are pretty neat and clean.  Come to find out, he’s cleaning up after himself as he goes. But tearing down a wall requires a mess.  Sometimes you find a bigger mess when you tear into it than it looks on the surface.  Regardless of what you find, you have to get through the mess before you can see the results. 

Are you living with walls? You may have been thinking that those walls are protecting you, when all the time they are really closing you in – from life, liberty, joy, adventure and more.  You may have even come to cherish those walls because they seem to comfort and protect you. But in order to live life fully and have room to live for Jesus with your whole heart, those walls need to come down.  You may have heard Jesus discussing it with you and you know it needs doing, but it’s hard – it’s a mess.  Someone will have to clean up. 

Oh beloved, the Master Carpenter Himself is your guide!  If He’s speaking to your heart today to tear down walls, then it’s time.  For the Lord Himself has a rebuilding in mind!  He never desires to tear us up, but to build us up!  His plans for you are so incredibly out of this world!  Let Him speak His truth into your life and watch as He rebuilds the hurtful and sorrowful walls in your life, as He takes down the places that are holding you in. It may look like a mess as you stand and observe, but it will be beautiful!  Once you get the freedom you so richly deserve, you will have a greater view of His creation and your life in Him! 

Run to His Word this morning and give it all to Him!  He is the Carpenter, He knows what needs to be done and He promises that all He does will be done for your good and His glory!  Trust Him and let Him have full reign! He will clean up the mess and produce in you an awesome life you only dreamed of!  He loves you and He’s for you and that’s all that really matters!

Jeremiah 29:11  For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.

Proverbs 8:32 And so, my children, listen to Me, for all who follow My ways are joyful.

Isaiah 55:9  For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so My ways are higher than your ways and My thoughts higher than your thoughts.

Psalm 28:7  The LORD is my strength and shield. I trust him with all my heart. He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy. I burst out in songs of thanksgiving.

Hebrews 10:35  So do not throw away this confident trust in the Lord. Remember the great reward it brings you!

Proverbs 3:5  Trust in the LORD with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding.

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