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By Lisa Finley
Contributing Writer 

Property Brothers


The Father's House

In the HGTV series Jonathan and Drew Scott help couples buy fixer-upper houses and transform them into dream homes. The drama begins with much destruction, hammers flying as they tear down walls and demolish the inside. When it is fully gutted the renovation begins. The results are so amazing the viewing audience would hardly believe it’s the same house — unless they had watched the process.

God’s work is similar. When we give him permission to improve our lives it’s not usually a minor tweak. He is very aware of our many imperfections but just like the Property Brothers, He has a vision, a purposeful step-by-step plan to build something wonderful. Only God can transform our hearts in a CUSTOM way, specific to our unique soul. He is the Master Craftsman.

Sometimes we get attached to our sin or shortcomings and would rather have Him work around them. That would be like a room being remodeled with an eyesore left in the center. When we give him full control He is able to create the vision representing His original design — blueprint of you. 2 Corinthians 5:17 states, “Therefore if anyone is in Christ he is a new creation. Old things have passed away. Behold ALL things have become new.”

So hand Him the hammer. Relinquish control and hold an Open House in His honor!


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