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The Great Remodel

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Ezekiel 11:17–20 KJV 1900
Therefore say, Thus saith the Lord God; I will even gather you from the people, and assemble you out of the countries where ye have been scattered, and I will give you the land of Israel. And they shall come thither, and they shall take away all the detestable things thereof and all the abominations thereof from thence. And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within you; and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh, and will give them an heart of flesh: That they may walk in my statutes, and keep mine ordinances, and do them: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God.
2 Corinthians 5:16–17 KJV 1900
Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more. Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
Philippians 1:6 KJV 1900
Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:
We have to rip out the old or damaged insides.
new siding without fixing the framework is just like putting clean clothes on a dirty body.
yet many people want God to fix the outside of thier lives and never are willing to allow him into the inner parts.
We must allow God the fredom to search us out and see if there be any wicked or just weak thing in us.
We need to as God finds things in our lives allow him to fix the root of the issue not just cover up the damage
1. Cast off the old. You know, sometimes we don't let new things in our lives until the old things are gone. I want to paint and put down new flooring in my upstairs, but that means I have to clean out the room that has ended up as a storage area. It's been a big job, but the more I clean out, the more I can envision the new things that will soon be there.
What old habits or bad attitudes do we need to remove from our lives so that God can replace them with something better?
2. Be willing to let Him remodel you. Just as I enjoyed remodeling my dad's old desk, God enjoys seeing His new creation taking shape in each of us–but we have to be willing to let Him do it.
Let's pray today and ask Him to turn us into something beautiful, someone who will shine for God and bring Him joy.
3. Delight in His new creation. My new desk is so pretty now that it's hard for me to remember what it once looked like. It's often the same way for us.
Sometimes we can't forgive ourselves. We can't let go of our pasts and the mistakes we've made. But once God makes a new creation out of us, nobody sees the old stuff. They just see the beautiful new person that has emerged from God's handiwork.
Are you willing to be one of God's remodeling projects today? I can guarantee you won't regret it.
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