Sunday, April 05, 2009

Extreme Makeover

Did you know that the Bible describes God as an architect and a builder? This weekend I will be speaking about the renovation or rebuild that God wants to do in each of us. For me, having just turned 40, it is a great message - to be encouraged to let Him do the things that are needed to shape me further into His image. Here is an unpublished poem that describes a conversation between God and a person who isn't they want to experience His renovation.
Power Point is HERE!
Audio is HERE!

Knocks at my door
Seeking a home for his son.

Rent is cheap, I say.

I don’t want to rent. I want to buy, says God.

I’m not sure I want to sell,
But you might come in to look around.

I think I will, says God.

I might let you have a room or two.

I like it, says God. I’ll take the two.
You might decide to give me more some day.
I can wait, says God.

I’d like to give you more,
But it’s a bit difficult. I need some space for me.

I know, says God, but I’ll wait. I like what I see.

Hmm, maybe I can let you have another room.
I really don’t need that much.

Thanks, says God, I’ll take it. I like what I see.

I’d like to give you the whole house
But I’m not sure…

Think on it, says God. I wouldn’t put you out.
Your house would be mine and my son would live in it.
You’d have more space than you’d ever had before.

I don’t understand at all.

I know, says God, but I can’t tell you about that.
You’ll have to discover it for yourself.
That can only happen if you let me have the whole house.

A bit risky, I say.

Yes, says God, but try me.

I’m not sure—
I’ll let you know.

I can wait, says God. I like what I see.
Margaret Halaska

1 comment:

Janis said...

Awesome sermon Matt!!! I'd forgotten how you can really drive it home.

Very timely for me personally with an array of issues I'm dealing with living down here in Florida alone. Now I'm looking forward to a complete makeover or whatever God wants of me! Complete surrender to His amazing grace and love!

Thank you so much and praise be to Jesus!

In Him, Janis Jones