You will know that God’s power is very great for us who believe.
Max Lucado quotes Ephesians 1:19 in “Just Like Jesus”
Did you know God loves to decorate? God HAS to decorate. Let Him live long enough in a heart and that heart will begin to change. Portraits of hurt will be replaced by landscapes of grace. Walls of anger will be demolished and shaky foundations restored. God can no more leave a life unchanged than a mother can leave her child’s tear untouched.
This might explain some of our discomfort. Remodeling of the heart is not always pleasant. The same is true of the church. We don’t object when The Carpenter adds a few shelves, but we have second thoughts when He guts the entire west wing! He has high aspirations for you, me, and the church. God envisions a complete restoration. He won’t stop until He is finished. He wants you, me, the world, and our church to be just like Jesus.
Change is always hard, even if it is for the right reasons. You are the body of Christ and you are being called, molded, and, Spirit infused to bring the community and each other to Jesus and His love. Thus, since this is Pentecost, let the fire of the Spirit arrive and burn fiercely in you to reach out to others in the love of Christ.
Blessings! Nancy Trimble Deacon