If you have ever remodeled a home you know it is costly, frustrating, transforming and worth all the inconvenience.
So far, we have added a new roof, new flooring, new windows, a new deck on the back of the house and as I’m writing this, we are remodeling our bathroom. My husband and I purchased our home from my siblings last year. Our parents lived here since the early 80’s.
Most of the work was done in a day or two but the bathroom will take over a week. So I took my dog and my laptop to a nearby hotel for a couple of nights. This introvert enjoys the alone time and quiet.
The Christian life is similar in some ways to remodeling a home. The Christian life can also be costly, frustrating, transforming but worth it all.
Being a Christian is costly, not in a monetary way. Every day Christians die for their faith. It can cost us relationships or our job.
Being a Christian can be frustrating. We want what we want when we want it. It can be frustrating when we don’t get what we want. Prayers do not seem to be getting answered. Prayers are always answered, though maybe not the way we want. Sometimes God answers with a no or not now.
Being a Christian is transforming. When someone sincerely gives their life to God, accepts Jesus as their Savior and lives trusting Him, they will be transformed. We are transformed by reading the Bible and doing what it says. We are transformed by spending time with our Father in prayer.
Being a Christian is worth any inconvenience. I would prefer to sleep in on Sunday morning rather than go to church. And sometimes I do but I miss the blessing of time with other Christians and hearing God’s Word. I would prefer to spend my money on myself rather than giving my tithe. After all, God doesn’t need my money. But I want to be obedient to Him, so I give. Going to church and giving my tithe is a small sacrifice. Jesus gave His life for me.
When we remodel a room, we get rid of the old. When becoming a Christian, with the Lord’s help, we get rid of the old. The old bad habits, our selfish ways, ungratefulness, sour attitudes. A newly remodeled room is clean and fresh. Our life as a Christian can be clean and fresh also.
This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!” I Corinthians 5:17
How can I pray for you today? We are on this journey together. Please feel free to email your requests.