Under Construction

“… for ye are the temple of the living God; as God has said,  I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.” 2 Corinthians 6:16 (KJV)

When we become truly believers and accept Jesus as our personal Savior, the Holy Spirit will come to live in us as John 14:23 says,

“Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.” (KJV)

Spiritual Construction

As we grow in spiritual maturity, we as God’s temple become sturdier as a house being built.  The area is surveyed and marked off.  The next step is the construction of the foundation:  first it is framed in wood and then cement is poured into the frame to make it strong.

Several years ago I found a new development that no houses, not even the model, had been built on yet.  It was a beautiful location and my family had already decided to move.  We contracted to have a house build.  We had to travel to another location of the developer to see a model because they only had pictures of the models at the site we were visiting.  As the months proceeded, I traveled to the site almost every weekend to watch the construction.  I had never seen a house built from scratch before.  As the house took shape from the foundation to the finished structure.  We selected every aspect of the interior from the kitchen cabinets to the tile, flooring, bathroom fixtures, and exterior trim brick coloring and window sidings everything that gave our house an individuality.

I was not aware of it then, but as I look back it reminds me of the way the Holy Spirit comes into us when we accept Jesus as our personal Savior, whether we feel it or not, and starts to look around, survey what needs to be done and then begin work at constructing, cleaning up, and in some cases reconstructing areas that are in decay according to the Father’s plan for our lives.  It took 90 days to complete the major construction of our house.  The Holy Spirit is constantly working  on this never ending evolving process.

The Spirit Constantly at Work

As it states in 2 Corinthians, we are God’s temple and the Spirit abides in us. Will he leave us partially constructed, and incomplete or work with us to make us perfect?

The Spirit helps us make the right choices if we listen to the still, quiet voice.  I know from my own experience that growth is slow, but constant.  Since I have grown in my journey enough to understand at least a little bit of the wonderful gift I have been given and the sacrifice Jesus made to give it to me, I value it all the more.

Although once the house was completed it look similar to the other houses of that same model, the inside was completely different and made to order.  The important thing to remember about the Holy Spirit and His work, it never ends.  As temples, although formed according to the prototypes, (Adam and Eve) there are settle difference both inside and out that make each of us unique.

Let the Spirit Work

Those of us who believe and have accepted Jesus as our Savior are constantly under construction and should accept the guidance of the Holy Spirit at work.

 

 

 

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