Have you ever drove pass your so-called dream home or imagined how beautiful a certain house may be inside? Years ago, I discovered that a beautiful house is one the of least things to observe when investing in a home, itís true value is within the foundation. Through my walk with LORD JESUS CHRIST, Iíve seen what kind of house I was developing and I wasnít thrilled with the added amenities of my old residence as Iím now with the foundation of my new home. My old house was extremely spacious; luxurious in every dimension; it was located within the best area of the city; and the price was superb. However, there were several episodes of needed changes that eventually caused me to leave and give itís responsibilities up to the original Realtor.
Life seemed grand untilÖone day life caught me by surprise (Hosea 7:11), I discovered that the foundation of this house was unsettled (I was mentally unstable, Romans 1:28); I had several power outages to occurred (I was crying uncontrolably,2 Samuel 22:17 & Jeremiah 48:33 ); part of my home had caught fire (I was expressing anger, Proverbs 29:11); there were varies water leaks and at least one gas eruption (I was gossiping and wasnít mindful to the people spoken of and wound up hurting their feelings, Psalm 69:20 & James 1:26); my neighbors began to complain about loitering & disturbances of their peace (actually it was my ex-boyfriend entertaining other women and we fought, Proverbs 17:14 & verse 19); my childrenís grades began to fail because of our quarrels (I didnít want to leave this man because I wanted to marry him so my kids could have a father, Psalm 37:1-2 & verse 10); finally, I found out that Satan was The Realtor and I had been deceived, Joshua 8:22 & Jeremiah 5:26.
Many of my rooms was filled with wrong attitudes (examples: I had a unforgiving room, self-pity room, etc); but thanks be to JESUS ďIím FreeĒ my children are free and you can be also, Psalm 146:7 & John 8:32. No more crying nights, coping with unorthodox measures nor denying The TRUTH because JESUS CHRIST IS The FOUNDATION of my new home and The CHIEF ARITHTECT of each room thatís being built. I didnít get into those messes overnight and Iím certainly not going to be delivered all at once. The first thing I did was to start all over GODíS WAY; exchange my loose life style for GODLY Character; end accepting the lies of the devil once and for all by the renewal of my mind (and my family) with HIS WORD GOD; change my atmosphere from the club to church; substitute dirty books and secular music for GODLY MATERIALS (Bible, video & audio tapes of The WORD). Itís a building process and itíll take time; but in time itíll withstand all the elements of life from here to eternity, 2 Timothy 2:19. Iím not here to paint the picture of what you would like for it to beÖ the bottom line is if we can do these ridiculous things to please man, ourselves, and the worldÖ then why not GOD? At least, doing it HIS WAY will ultimately reward us as we trust HIM along the journey, which is the newness of life.