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Unfinished House

A house on the street where I live sits unfinished. Construction began with laying the foundation and building the frame. But suddenly, the building of the house stopped.  As time passed, the foundation slowly disappeared as weeds grew around the house and insects and birds created homes inside. The foundation promising a wonderful home instead sat untouched and useless.

Many of our lives resemble the unfinished house. We surrender our hearts and lives to Jesus and everything changes. He wipes our sins away and we are a new creation ready to start a new life. But as time goes by, busy schedule or painful circumstances sidetrack us. The foundation is still there but untended and overgrown. 

Philippians 1:9 says, “I pray that your love will keep on growing because of your knowledge and insight…your lives will then bring glory and praise to God.” We must continue growing and desperately seeking Christ in our lives. No matter when our foundation was laid or how long it has been unkempt, Jesus is ready to build your life. So what does your life look like as this New Year starts? Are you the sitting house or are you choosing to keep on growing and allow Christ to build you up for His glory?

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