The Renovation sign says it all. For years the church has talked about the need to work on our buildings. It always was talked about in terms of the future; well the future is now. It is really happening!
I have been impressed by the work of the construction team, and they are ahead of shedule at this point in the project. Each week we see such dramatic changes and the excitement is growing as we see the dream becoming a reality.
But when you see the sign in front of the church, think about more than just building renovations. Perhaps the sign could represent what God desires to do in a person’s life. We should not just think in terms of what we want to be some day, or what we want to do in the future. ”Someday” may just be ”today.” Does God want you to realize His purposes for your life right now? If God is wanting to renovate your heart today, we would be crazy to put Him off until another day. He is ready and willing to produce a spiritual transformation right now. Too often I hear people say, “some day I need to get more involved in church” or “I know I need to get serious about my walk with God.” But they have been saying that for years. There comes a time when we must release our life to God and let Him do His work.
I am praying that we would give God the freedom to do a work of renovation in our hearts, shaping us into the church He desires for us to be. God has given FBC a lot of godly people who serve Him sacrificially, but the Christian life is a journey that is constantly moving forward. His future purposes always build upon what He does today. That is why we must daily die to self and allow Christ to do His work in us. I don’t care what condition your life is in today, He has a wonderful future that is waiting for you to realize. If you release your life to Him, I am confident that you will look back some day with amazement at the masterpiece He has created.
These are exciting times. Aren’t you glad the Master Craftsman is at work?
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