“When you finally finish everything in your house, it’ll be time to move.”
So said my wise spiritual father who was an accomplished builder in his own right. He had constructed his house from the ground up and his foundation was perfectly square. Therefore, it was easy to presume that he went down every bunny trail until his family home was complete in every sense of the word.
After his children had grown, he and his wife decided to move and that’s when he realized that no stone had been unturned.
God is building our character and spirit and he wants us “completed.”
There will be a day when we have to “move” out of this finished soul.
Oh God, help us cooperate with the Eternal Carpenter.
PORTAL TO HEAVEN: Every nail driven to shore up our spiritual walls and floors while tearing into our flesh are all part of the daily swinging of the hammer by the carpenter from Nazareth who knew how to build homes and understood how two large pieces of wood could intersect earth with heaven.
For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands…Now when David had served God’s purpose in his own generation, he fell asleep; he was buried with his ancestors and his body decayed. “Isn’t this the carpenter’s son?”
2 Corinthians 5:1 NIV, Acts 13:36 NIV, Matthew 13:55 NIV