Tuesday, November 17, 2009

A Living House

My parents' birthdays, homework, preparing for my wedding, and getting ready to go to Japan have all eaten my time up quite nicely. So tonight I will share the writings of someone quite amazing--C.S. Lewis.

"Imagine yourself as a living house. God comes in to rebuild that house. At first, perhaps, you can understand what He is doing. He is getting the drains right and stopping the leaks in the roof and so on; you knew that those jobs needed doing and so you are not surprised. But presently He starts knocking the house about in a way that hurts abominably and does not seem to make any sense. What on earth is He up to? The explanation is that He is building quite a different house from the one you thought of - throwing out a new wing here, putting on an extra floor there, running up towers, making courtyards. You thought you were being made into a decent little cottage: but He is building a palace. He intends to come and live in it Himself."
— C.S. Lewis (Mere Christianity)

Chew on that one for a while. Where do you think you are? Are you limiting Him by continuing to let your house get in disrepair and so every time you let Him back in He has to start over with getting "the drains right and stopping the leaks in the roof" etc.? Or are you in the remodeling stage--is He tearing down walls to make your capacity greater? Is there an uncomfortable exposure as He is adding an expansion? Let God work on you--especially when it is uncomfortable and you REALLY don't want the change.

 He will turn your life from average to astounding.

1 comment:

Brittney Galloway said...

Great thought for the day! Thanks for sharing!

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