How is living in your home during construction like coming to Jesus?

Well, I have had to have a few “come to Jesus” meetings with myself through this construction process, but that is not it.

It seems that ever since we moved into our home in 2016, there is a new renovation project going on yearly. Our latest reno began in May of this year. It is now the end of November, and I believe that we are at the end of this journey. Hallelujah!

People come in and out of your home. Dust is on top of, underneath, and in every crevice possible. Decisions are made almost continually. Emotions range from frustration to joy with each new challenge.

Recently, I was vacuuming the house. Okay, that’s a daily thing, but this is where the thought process came in for this journal entry. It was a few hours before guests were to arrive for Thanksgiving dinner. I had almost finished with the task at hand when the correlation between cleaning and Jesus came to mind.

There are those occasions when we think everything must be clean before inviting someone into our home. Some people think that they must have their lives cleaned up before inviting Jesus into their life. However, Jesus says that is His job. He wants you just as you are. He will make you clean.

Just like a renovation, people come in and out of your life, dirt (sin) creeps into many crevices of our lives, choices are made continually, and our emotions are all over the board. The best decision one can make is to turn their life over to the Lord. Let Jesus make you whole.

I pray that you will resist the urge to get your life right before inviting Jesus into your life will relinquish that task to Him.

We are a work in progress, y’all.

But if we confess our sins, God will forgive us. We can trust God to do this. He always does what is right. He will make us clean from all the wrong things we have done. 1 John 1:9

So I beg you, brothers and sisters, because of the great mercy God has shown us, offer your lives as a living sacrifice to Him, and offering that is only for God and pleasing to Him. Considering what He has done, it is only right that you should worship Him in this way. Romans 12:1-2

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

Blessings to you and yours,