And He who was seated on the throne said,“Behold, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” Rev 21:5 ESV
There have been so many things happening lately that I have been a bit distracted. I love seeing things ( and people) made into something new. To be honest, this whole year has been about all things new.
After 15 years of ignoring problems, God decided to change things. He stepped into the house. Our house had suffered, from lack of attention and care. We were so caught up in ourselves that we didn’t have the strength to do the work. Restoration is hard work.
He began with our hearts. What really matters? We are loved, we love, and we live from that place. There is new love in my marriage, my family, and I cherish my time with them.
God stepped into our hearts.
The more we work on rooms in the house, the more I see God working outside the house. We have a dream- that He will use this house as a sanctuary, a place for people to gather and draw close to Him. In the past 15 years, we have never had people over, except family. We isolated ourselves.
God stepped into our world.
We joined a small group. These were people outside of our comfort zone. God is making all of us new. Just when I wondered what we needed to change about the Families in Recovery support group, new life showed up. We now have more new people coming than old. He is making all things new!
Every day I see God working around me. His love for us overpowers even the darkest night. Yes, there have been those moments. The difference is that I am seeing them through new eyes instead of my old ones. I love seeing things made new. The greatest joy in my life is seeing you made new. As we go through recovery, we are doing the hard work of restoration. We have to tear out the old and rebuild the new. We need God to step into the house. It is not enough to do the work ourselves. We need His strength. We need His love to heal and restore the broken places. In a sense, we need Him to rebuild our floor. He is the solid foundation that will hold up all the rest. He is the power that makes all things new.
How would you describe your house? Do you need to rebuild? Are there cracks or holes that let the darkness creep in? Have you opened the door and asked Jesus to come in and help you clean?
“These words are trustworthy and true.” He will make YOU new, if you let Him!
Send me a comment, I want to hear about your house….