We are like houses...and just like the buildings we live in,
our "houses" need to be maintained or they will fall apart.
This morning I was thinking about the interior of our houses:
Our mental and spiritual sides.
We all have portions of our houses that need extra attention.
We can go to all the therapists we want....
we can consult all the psychology experts...
but until we ask Christ to come in and
take charge of the maintenance, it is all superficial.
Doesn't make sense to paint the walls while the toilet is still overflowing!
Fix the real problem, then the decorating can begin.
When we feel messed up inside, we tend to try fixing our outsides first...
lose weight, become star athletes, develop a blossoming career...
but when the inside is broken,
it's impossible to maintain the outside appearance of success for very long.
Christ is key.
He is the Master Fixer-Upper.
He can fix ANY problem we have inside.
Once the root of the problems are addressed,
then He is also the one who can help us decorate the inside of our homes.
He is the Interior Decorator who will make our homes shine bright and beautiful.
If we would only allow Him access.
I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean;
I will cleanse you from all your impurities and from all your idols.
I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you;
I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.
And I will put my Spirit in you and
move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws.