Alas, at last! The workers are in the process of laying down new sheets of plywood for the subfloor. Within the next few days, Aaron and I will spend our time writing prayers on these same floors, dedicating our home to God.
Psalms 127:1 states that, “unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labour in vain.” Whether it be a home renovation, or the way in which we choose to live our lives together, keeping God in the center of everything that we do is of the utmost importance to us. God’s sovereignty has been proven to me in numerous ways in my life. I’m a control freak – I find it extremely difficult to relinquish control. I often am confident that I can do things on my own – in my own way, with my own agenda. In fact, I often think that God is untrustworthy, and that I can most certainly do it better if I handle things myself. That is, until God, time and time again, proves me wrong and gives me a reality check that without Him, nothing is possible. He’s shown it to me on multiple occasions through the purchase and renovation as I’ve worked overtime to ensure that things worked out perfectly, with little to show for it. Each time, it’s only been after I’ve made the active decision to hand things over to God where the seemingly impossible has become possible. Through something as simple as writing prayers on the floor of our home, it’s been my commitment to allow God to take the lead and to try my best to demonstrate my understanding that, without Him, everything I do is in vain. We’re building a strong foundation from the ground, up.
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“For no one can lay a foundation other than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.”
1 Corinthians 3:11