Updated: Jul 16, 2019
Early this summer we embarked on a renovation of our garage to create a designated space for me to offer spiritual direction in our home. The room was completed in June, and I am currently meeting with directees in this space. I am deeply grateful for God's provision and look forward to companioning here.
For those of you who have renovated your home, or a part of your home, you know that the process can be challenging. It is filled with vision, discernment, cost assessment, and planning before the decision is made to move ahead. Then there is the necessary deconstruction and de-cluttering required to prepare and to make space for the new. Finally, there is the endurance of the inevitable and awkward "in between" time when furniture and boxes are inconveniently stacked in other living spaces until the actual work is completed. But there is a purpose to persevering through the planning, the waiting and working, and the discomfort. One must keep the vision in mind.
But there is a purpose to persevering through the planning, the waiting and working, and the discomfort. One must keep the vision in mind.
Renovation of our Internal World
Renovation is also a reality for our internal world. From the moment we open our hearts towards God he is inviting, leading, and directing the renovation of our hearts. So much of life is cooperating, or not cooperating, with God's transformation of our hearts (See Dallas Willard's book, Renovation of the Heart). God is patient, loving, and intentional as God invites you and me to whole-heartedly engage his skillful work in our lives.
How is God working in my life today?
How can I cooperate with intention and patience?