Recently, while trying to be a good husband, I’ve watched (endured) an HGTV show with Lisa called Fixer Upper. Lisa loves the show and really wanted to share it with me. Although I’m in amazement of how they do what they do, for the most part, I end up drooling through half the show and eventually falling unconscious until I get an elbow in the ribs.
The stars of the show take a run down dilapidated house and restore it. They basically take a piece of junk and make it new. It’s amazing. The end result seems almost impossible. How in the world could you begin with something in such bad condition and end up with a masterpiece.
When we, as a TV audience, are given a glimpse of the house in the “before” condition, there is no way most of us could visualize a pathway where this out of date, run down, aged, tired, used house becomes a work of art.
But it does!
And you know why? Because someone with the power to transform sees potential. When everyone else says “tear it down” these architects of renewal say “we’ll make it new”.
Have you ever looked in the mirror and gazed at a reflection that feels out of date, run down, aged and tired? Or maybe you feel useless and valueless. You just can’t see the potential anymore. Regardless of your age you might just feel like the house that simply is what it is: worn, weary and spent. Your soul is tired and your heart has lost it’s passion.
From Psalm 23:3 falls a small nugget of truth that cracks the foundation of lies with a bold and beautiful truth: “He RESTORES my soul.”
God is the architect of transformation. He sees you as you are and offers you a full renovation. A transformation. A restoration!
It’s more than paint and spackling. It’s not cosmetic but foundational. He longs to rebuild your walls, shore up your foundation and add some new features. He sees you as a masterpiece, even before the work has begun. He sees the end result way before the job has broken ground.
If this is you, then you need a restoration. It all begins with a view of what He sees. The journey begins with a tiny glimpse of the plan from the Grand Architect. See you as He sees you!
You are a pearl of great worth. You are a masterpiece under construction.
Completion date sometime after your spirit escapes the bounds of this life! Make sure you’re there for the unveiling!
It’ll be a moment you won’t want to miss!
Thanks, Jeff. What a great reminder of renewal for all of us.
Great message. We are God’s masterpiece and a work in progress
I read this tonight just before I began my prayer time….it changed my prayer…. thanks, Jeff. Miriam