New Life – Devotion 81

For me, renovation shows are the best.  I love to watch how people can turn seemingly disastrous projects into something absolutely beautiful.  My favorite is when a treasured home gets new life breathed into it.  To watch the joy on people’s faces as they see their special memory made new is priceless.  I am amazed when a home that seems to have no future gets fresh paint, remade floors, and a little love.  It is as if the home gets a fresh start.

What is even more special is to watch God renovating us.  When I see how God is taking our disasters, our pasts, our mistakes and beginning to renew and revive us.  He is cleaning the slate and helping us to find our way into something so much better.  He knows our gifts, our strengths and our weaknesses.  He sees just what we need to get on the right path.  He knows how we have struggled and he lifts us up.  He knows how we have beat ourselves up and bandages our wounds.  He gives us more than a facelift.  He gives us new life.  He breathes love into our broken hearts.

Often the most difficult part of the renovation is realizing that we are worth it.  We are loved that much and so much more.  God sees value in us and wants us to live a new life.  He sees our worthiness because he created us as his beloved.  He knows the undesirable parts of us and wants to help us clean up.  He is not shaming us, he is remaking us.  We have such beauty to the One who created us.  And he wants us to see what he sees.

Maybe God is working on renovating you.  Maybe he has plans that take you to places of peace, love and joy.  Maybe he is creating in you a clean heart.  He sees you are worthy – do you?

Focus Scripture:

2 Corinthians 5:17

17 So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new!

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Photos included in Devotions are captured by David Cain – The Cain Gallery.  Photos are available for sale by contacting The Cain Gallery

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