I’m very excited about today; our new cabinets are to be delivered! Every step that gets us back into the main house is exciting. We’ve remodeled several homes that we’ve lived in, but never a complete do-over. It’s going from a five-bedroom with chopped-up living space to a two-bedroom open concept, and the only reason we have an extra bedroom is for our grandkids. Once it is complete, we can have our entire family over for the holidays without feeling crowded or overwhelmed by extra noise. It’s like our house is receiving salvation; rather than tear the whole thing down, we are removing the negative things about it and rebuilding it to our perfection. As a Christ-follower, that’s what Jesus is doing for you! Rather than replace you entirely, he is building you into his likeness, removing the wall that blocks the light and opening your heart to become perfect in him. He gives you room to entertain family and friends to share in his goodness. Today, ask God what walls you are hiding behind that need to be removed so that his light drenches your soul.
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. Philippians 4:8