Thursday, April 2, 2015

A House that Stands - Terrie Chevaillier

Is there anything in your life right now that feels like it is about to topple over.  Perhaps amidst your attempts to prop it up, tape it up, gloss it up, or shut it up?  I was reminded about this just recently. God’s Word says that anything in my house or my places of influences that is divided against itself will not stand.

We have all seen the cute yard signs or flags or Facebook posts that says, “House divided”   This phrase is usually seen when UT and OU play football in the fall or when parents have children at different colleges that are rivalries.  Cute and funny.

But not so cute and funny are the rivalries in our own homes that threaten loss.  Not a one game on a Saturday afternoon loss, but a game where both sides loose for many years. Saturday after Saturday, day after day.  Ongoing division in the home.

What might that look like?  A mom and dad divided by bitterness and unforgiveness.  Sibling jealousy.  Constant bickering over who is first and who got what.  Discontentment expressed daily in unmet needs or unhappiness with circumstances.   Vacation frustration.  Arguing over money. God’s Word tells us that if we are divided amongst ourselves in these areas, we are at risk of not standing. 

Thankfully, we serve a God who is in the rebuilding business.  He loves to take things that are broken and make them new.  It’s for His glory and His good that he does that.  He is a repairer of the broken.

Would you surrender those divided places in your home to Him today?  Christ is able and willing to do all that we cannot as we surrender our entire lives and homes to Him.

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