Under Construction

After several years of dreaming and planning, my husband and I are soon going to see the completion of a remodel/addition project to our sixteen year-old home. The family room and kitchen have been expanded and another room has been built on to be used as an office.

When I married my husband four years ago and moved into his home, we merged furniture and house wares. It didn’t take long to discover that when our grown children came to hang out with us, or we invited a group of friends over, our comfy home became a bit tight.

Not only did we desire more space, the remodel was another way to make the house “our” home.

Although the end result is going to be awesome and a wonderful blessing in our lives, we first had to be willing to live in a mess. Both of us need “order” and to have our home turned upside down has been a bit of a challenge to our psyche.

Walls have been torn down and walls have been built up. The kitchen has been gutted. Furniture has been given away to make room for new. The walls will be given fresh coats of paint, the wood floors a new finish, and the windows will be made sparkling clean.

As I’ve watched this amazing transformation take place, I’ve wondered…

Is what I’m experiencing a small piece of what God feels when He’s working to change and “remodel” my heart to be more like He desires?

Does He ever grow weary and frustrated on days when it looks like there will never be any headway made with me?

Just as I take great delight in envisioning the finished changes to our home, I believe He delights in knowing that I’m still working on being all that He desires me to be.

Even on those many days when I don’t make any progress.

Hmmmm…what do I need to purge from my heart and thoughts today?


And by the way…there are benefits to not having a kitchen.

Neither of us has to cook! Perfecto


Blessings,
Dawn






4 comments:

  1. I love your blog. Keep up the good work.

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  2. Ana Lea9:03 AM

    It is really interesting to see the comparison of God remodeling individuals every single day and the new home you are building!(Man he has done some good work on me from teens until now!...still more to do, but no one is perfect...right!?!) You hit it on the head when you wrote that He is working hard each and every moment to help guide us into the right direction of our lives...what patience he has! :) Your home will look absolutely amazing when it is done! I can't wait to come see it!
    Love you!
    -Ana

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  3. Anonymous4:51 PM

    The picture is awesome - I thought you had copied it off the web.
    I like being able to see what you are up to when I have down time!
    Love you,
    Brooke

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  4. Love your smiley. Do you have a code for that. :)

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