The hidden half of domestic violence
How to have eternal life
I am sure most of you have driven up
the highway only to find traffic
near a stand still and we realize why when we see the bright orange
signs "CONSTRUCTION ZONE" If we take this road everyday, this
construction seems to go on forever and it is one royal pain in the
neck. However, when the construction is over, and we have smooth
roads, turning lanes and several lanes to drive on, we realize it was
worth the inconvenience for a time.
Some of us have had our home remodeled. It was a "construction
zone" We have had to contend with tools, sawdust, paint, and a host
of other things that made our hair gray...or non existent as we
pulled it out. But when it was finished.. it was worth it...IF we
had the right contractor. We had a beautiful home, perhaps much
more room, more cabinet space, better lighting and many other things
that made the inconvenience worth the while.
My friend, we have another "CONSTRUCTION ZONE" far closer then any of
us realize. It is going on this very moment...INSIDE each of us.
We can either help make the job go smoother, or we can make it far
more difficult. The choice is ours but as children of the KING OF
KINGS, we WILL be transformed to HIS image.
1 John 3
1 Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us,
that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth
us not, because it knew him not.
2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear
what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be
like him; for we shall see him as he is.
3 And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even
as he is pure.
The more that we "allow" HIM to transform us here on this earth where
we are but strangers in an alien land, the more we can show others
that do not yet know HIM that HE is the best contractor we can get to
remodel our life. The more we allow HIM to change us, the more
others will want to be changed too.
Jeremiah tells us in chapter 18 that we are but clay in the potter's
2 Arise, and go down to the potter's house, and there I will cause
thee to hear my words.
3 Then I went down to the potter's house, and, behold, he wrought a
work on the wheels.
4 And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the
potter: so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the
potter to make it.
My friend, it is not up to us to decide if we are to be a vase
holding pretty flowers, or a cup bring fresh water to a thirsty
world, it is up to the Potter...but I assure you...Whatever HE makes
us...will be desperately needed by someone!
How can WE help do this? How can we help in the construction zone?
Well, apart from not resisting when we are on the Potter's wheel, we
can look at Romans 12
1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye
present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God,
which is your reasonable service.
2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the
renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and
acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
3 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is
among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to
think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man
the measure of faith.
The construction zone...we are all in it. What we do with it is up
to us. I have seen some that have hired contractors and have given
so many "suggestions" that it has delayed the project. I have heard
of some that have demanded the contractor do things their way. My
friend, let's leave the construction project that is going on within
each of us...to the MASTER BUILDER. HE knows what is best for us...HE
knows the finished project HE wants from us...and I assure You my
friend...Once HE is done...YOU will love the results!!!!
"We shall be like HIM; for we shall see HIM as he is.
What a day that will be...When I look upon His face...the one who
saved me by His grace...what a day, glorious day that will be!
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