by Tammy Phillips
February 19, 2021
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ [that is, grafted in, joined to Him by faith in Him as Savior], he is a new creature [reborn and renewed by the Holy Spirit; a fresh new building, establishment]; the old things [the previous moral and spiritual condition] have passed away. Behold, new things have come [because spiritual awakening brings a new life]. (2 Corinthians 5:17 AMP)
I enjoyed watching Chip and Joanna Gaines tv show, “Fixer Upper.” Their bio states that they turned “run-down, out-of-date, dilapidated” houses into beautiful homes. They also acted as part-time counselors to clients who could not see the structure’s beauty beyond its blemishes. They saved homes that look hopeless and renovated the imperfect to simple perfection.
Isn’t that exactly what God does in the life of believers? Jesus is the Great Fixer Upper!
One of my best friends and her husband are constantly doing something to their houses. They desire for their house to be the best it can be. They want it up-to-date and they constantly work at it. If they are not painting, they are refinishing the wood floors. They have updated no less than seven bathrooms. Their continual projects wear me out. However, their home looks like something out of a magazine. It seems perfect to me. However, they see things differently. They are always renovating to make their home a better place in which to live. God does that in our life. If we are seeking Him first, He is forever at work in us, changing us into His image, perfection, from glory to glory.
I enCOURAGE you to let God “fix you up.” What areas of your life need an update? Jesus after all was a carpenter and I have a few in which He is drawn into.