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It’s 9:10 a.m. on Saturday, and as I listen to my neighbor’s whirring electric saw and drill, I’m thinking about renovations, but not the kind he’s doing. I’m thinking about  inner renovations  like pulling down and dismantling the outdated, unserviceable  and hazardous spaces inside of us that need to go–the things that rob us of life, fullness, joy and fruitfulness. And I’m thinking about surveying the new–what needs to be built and where and how–the inner construction of new places and spaces for service, utility and enjoyment.

I’m thinking about taking time to allow the Lord access to my inner self to show me the truth about what is really going on in there and the process of demolishing, eliminating, reconfiguring, enlarging and beautifying….”Unless the Lord builds the house, those that build it labor in vain” (Psalm 127:1).

I’m wondering what the Master Builder is doing when I choose to spend time in quiet reflection and mediation, allowing Him access to the inner chambers of my heart and soul, submitting to the divine reconstruction project. Today,  I’m wondering what sins I may not commit, what time I won’t waste, what pitfalls I will avoid, what inspiration I will follow, what newness He will bring, what joys I’ll experience, what power, what anointing, what love, what peace I will know because I submitted to the Divine Master Builder, putting Him first and taking time to listen to what He has to say…

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