Well I just have to tell you that Fixer Upper is my favorite and almost only show I watch regularly on tv. We’re not much tv watchers to begin with. But this couple from my home state are just fun to watch. Not to mention I love her design ideas. The idea of taking an outdated decrepit house and making it a showpiece, I just love it. This couple’s intent is to change the face of their community and to give people more home than they could get on their own. They don’t share the Gospel on the show but they are Good News people who live for Jesus. For this last information they are in hot water. And there is at least one media outlet personality who is watching and fuming over their life.
Oh beloved, God wants you to know that He is the only One who can take a life and change it from decrepit to a showpiece. But that’s His specialty! He took you and I and changed us completely! He saved us from the wrecking ball of life and now we are on display for the world to see what God does with a life that has been remade, remodeled and restored through Christ! You know you’re changed and you’ve shown that change to the world. You also know that there is one personality who is watching and fuming over your life. This diabolical entity is known as the devil. He is a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour. And he loves to devour Christians. And you are one. So no wonder you get into fiery trials and have troubles come at you.
But no need to despair! God is with you and you’ve already been destined to reign with Christ! You’re not a victim of the devil or his diabolical trickery. You are a fitly fashioned believer! You’ve been changed! You’ve been redeemed – liberated from so very much! No longer do you live to please people. No longer do you wish for a life of purpose. No longer do you worry about your own life! You are complete in Christ and your enemy is just a vapor of smoke and mirrors. You, beloved, are greater than the sum of your critics because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world!
To be sure there will be skirmishes of your faith but you win! Every single time! This is your finest hour to reveal the glory of the Lord in your life!
God loves you and He’s for you! So who cares who is against you! Don’t take the bait of satan and complain, cajole and condemn. Instead praise the Lord, sing about His greatness and walk in the Light as you live for Christ and show forth His praises as He has called you to live in His marvelous Light!
I Peter 4:12-13 Dear friends, don’t be surprised at the fiery trials you are going through, as if something strange were happening to you. Instead, be very glad–for these trials make you partners with Christ in His suffering, so that you will have the wonderful joy of seeing His glory when it is revealed to all the world.
2 Corinthians 1:5 For just as the sufferings of Christ are ours in abundance, so also our comfort is abundant through Christ.
2 Timothy 2:12 If we endure hardship, we will reign with Him. If we deny Him, He will deny us.
I Corinthians 15:57 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
I John 5:4 For whatever is born of God overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has overcome the world– our faith!