Minor Repairs

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As a Christian my morning devotions are like a visit to a repair shop.

 

Ken Falletti had a Small Appliance Repair Shop when I was a kid.  I’d go in with my Mom when she’d take a lamp or a toaster in to be repaired.  He had a long workbench against the back wall of the shop with all kinds of tools and wiring materials.   He could completely rewire a lamp or just put a new plug on it if that was the problem.

 

When I sit down with a cup of tea and pick up my Bible I invite God to make any repairs that are necessary.

 

I feel like I’m climbing up on that old workbench and putting myself in the hands of the one who knows how to fix me.  After all, He’s the one who made me.  It’s always a mistake to try to mold God into someone I’m more comfortable with!  But I hear people say things that show that’s exactly what they are trying to do.  They want a God of their own design.  One whose rules are better suited to their liking and current lifestyle.

But God isn’t the one on the workbench!  He’s perfect, in fact perfectly divine, just as He is.
It’s us that needs repair.
Every day.

And I am thrilled to be in the hands of a master craftsman and better yet, of the original designer.

Who better to repair a Stradivarius than Antonio Stradivari?

You turn things upside down!
Shall the potter be regarded as the clay,
that the thing made should say of its maker,
    “He did not make me”;
or the thing formed say of him who formed it,
    “He has no understanding”?
Isaiah 29:16 (ESV)

 

God understands us better than we understand ourselves.  All we need to do is put ourselves in His hands day by day.
He loves us enough to keep working on each of us until Christ be formed in us.

7 Comments on “Minor Repairs

  1. This is wonderful, Kelly. Since I sit with Him every morning too, I love the image of visiting His repair shop, coffee in hand. Thank you for this! 🙂

    • From everything you write I know you ‘have been with Jesus’ each day!
      Your maturity in Christ is a beautiful inspiration of how His work can make such an immediate difference in a surrendered life. Maturity isn’t a factor of years but of cooperation with His working in us. I suspect you’ve been very cooperative 😉

      • Thank you, Kelly. It takes daily prayer and surrender. Some days, I don’t feel very mature, but I do my best to keep my heart and hands open. 🙂

  2. Thank God he loves us and is always willing to continue to work on us. Heard a sermon Sunday about the potters wheel. Enjoyed your post Kelly. How is your mission trip coming along?

    • The potter’s wheel is such a powerful message! Love it 😉
      We don’t leave for another month, but I’m busy preparing messages for the conferences and making about 36 Wordless Books (little colored felt books) for sharing the gospel with the children.
      You’ll see posts on the blog as we travel throughout Ghana and South Africa.

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