by Tammy Phillips
February 21, 2021
Therefore, we do not become discouraged [utterly spiritless, exhausted, disappointed and wearied out through fear]. Though our outer man is [progressively] decaying and wasting away, yet our inner self is being [progressively] changed [renewed, renovated, into a new kind as opposed to the former corrupt state] day after day. (2 Corinthians 4:16 AMP)
Who renovates us from the inside out? Jesus, the Word, he was a carpenter by trade! Who better? Who does this work in us?
Looking unto Jesus the Author and Finisher, Perfecter of our faith… (Hebrews 12:2)
He finishes what He starts. He is the Chief of Completeness (Prince of Peace, Isaiah 9:6) He always has a plan. In Jeremiah 29:11 the word of God says:
For I know the thoughts and plans that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace (completeness), and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
He gets it done. He has the vision and sees it to completion.
Not only did God begin the project of you, but He also pursues you. He works on you and for you tirelessly each and every day. Why? Because you are precious to Him! He is always thinking about you.
Your eyes saw my unformed substance, and in Your book all the days [of my life] were written before ever they took shape, when as yet there was none of them. 17 How precious and weighty also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How vast is the sum of them! 18 If I could count them, they would be more in number than the sand. When I awoke, [could I count to the end] I would still be with You. (Psalm 139:16-18 AMPC)
God has the plan to complete us and to perfect us into who we ought to be. He renovates us from the inside out by his Word. Reading and obeying God’s word will renovate your life. It will change us into who we are meant to be.
Renovations can be messy, costly and exhausting. We have to trust the Chief that He has the plan and that in the long run the “reno” will be worth it! Trust the Great Fixer Upper with the renovation of your life. Catch His vision. You see imperfect. He sees perfect. You see walls falling down and your world falling apart. He sees a hope and a future. Trust him! He will turn the imperfect, out of date, dilapidated into a fresh thing of beauty reflecting His Glory!
I am convinced and confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will [continue to] perfect and complete it until the day of Christ Jesus [the time of His return]. (Philippians 1:6)
I enCOURAGE you to let the word of God renew and renovate your life. Embrace the work He is doing in and through you from glory to glory. He does really good work. I can definitely recommend Him.