Permission to Build

A businessman was trying to sell a warehouse.

The building had been empty for months and needed repairs. Vandals had damaged the doors, smashed the windows, and strewn trash around the interior. 

As he showed a prospective buyer the property, the owner took pains to say that he would replace the broken windows, bring in a crew to correct any structural damage and clean out the garbage.

"Forget about the repairs," the buyer said. “When I buy this place, I'm going to build something completely different. I don't want the building; I want the site."

Compared with the renovation God has in mind, our efforts to improve our own lives are as trivial as sweeping a warehouse slated for the wrecking ball. 

When we become God's, the old life is over. He makes all things new. 

All He wants is the site and the permission to build. 

Have a great day, and keep moving forward!

Suggested Bible Reading

2 Corinthians 5:16-18

Prayer Guide

Today as you pray …

Thank God that you are fully accepted by your Heavenly Father.

Praise Him for choosing you, blessing you, and calling you to life of holiness and blamelessness in Christ.

Ask for grace that today you might live for your Father’s glory.