Yesterday I had two different contractors come and give me ideas for opening up my kitchen and redoing a few things. And boy, did the ideas fly!
There is something about combining one creative soul’s visions with another. Design shaking hands with decor. Practicality locking arms with preference. Suddenly my meager ideas were given new wings as an expert showed me ways that those dreams in my head could become a reality.
The pictures in my head are growing legs – little tadpoles of possibility swimming happily and stretching their new tiny appendages.
But my kitchen is not the only place where these little guys are swimming. There are much more important and pressing things in my head than holes in walls and new granite. Thoughts with purpose and meaning and eternal value. Things that so offend The Enemy that he is doing anything he can to frustrate and block and distract these symbols of life.
Because my Contractor, my Carpenter, my Jesus is very much at work on a project of the soul. Knocking down walls. Removing granite. Replacing the old with new. Adding windows to let in natural and very divine light. There is pain in the process. Inner messes caused by the teardown. Things are being updated and revamped. And the final product, the ultimate goal, will be a thing of beauty.
Tadpoles are okay with swimming in water that is less than clear. Because they feel change coming. They are developing not only legs, but a voice in all its creakiness, that will prove that a metamorphosis has occurred.
Mixed metaphors. I know. But my Carpenter is also my Creator. He created this little tadpole that is me. He is growing the tadpole and drafting up His plans on the rooms in my heart. He is multi-talented and very good at multi-tasking.
And I think He’s okay with the poetic faux pax….
Philippians 1:6 – And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.
Jeremiah 29:11 – “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Psalm 139:13-16 – For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.
Ephesians 2:10 – For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.