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June 14, 2012
Have you seen the show, “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”?
If you’re in need of an intense, eyes are puffy the next morning cry, watch this show.
The point of the show is to adopt a family that does not have the resources for a new home, has been through severe hardships, financial struggles, life-changing circumstances or something of that nature and is in need of a better home.
Well the last one I watched, the kid loved tree houses. Like he LIVED for those things. But because of his family’s circumstances, he was never able to have a real treehouse.
Well, the Extreme Makeover team made his bedroom a TREEHOUSE! Like a slide and the whole shebang. If we are being honest here, I was jealous of this kid’s room!
It was the sweetest thing in the world to watch him walk into his room for the first time. Utter disbelief. Complete and total shock. His response: “Is this really mine?”
Me on the other end of the TV: “YES it’s yours Noah!!! Yes!!!!! Oh my gosh!!!!! This is your treehouse bed!!!”…..I really said these things. Alone. In my living room.
Anyway, I mention this example because this is such a clear picture of how God is with us.
I was doing some reading this morning and in 1 King, Soloman asks the Lord for discernment, to be specific, he asked for “an understanding heart to judge Your people to discern between good and evil.”
“Because you have asked this thing and not asked for riches for yourself nor have you asked for the life of your enemies…
“…I have given you a wise and discerning heart, so that there has been no one like you before you, nor shall one like you arise after you. I have also given you what you have not asked, both riches and honor, so that there will not be any among the kings like you all your days.”
God could have just re-done Soloman’s room and given him a fresh coat of paint but instead he straight up planted a treehouse in the middle of his room! He blessed Him in abundance.
My friends, that is what Jesus LONGS to do for you. He wants to give you far more than you ask, exceed your expectations and bless you beyond your wildest imagination.
Are you letting Him?
Be reminded that we must also be like Soloman and ask for things that please the Lord, desires that further prove Jesus is our only idol. We can’t ask for a million dollars and expect Jesus to give us something He knows will steal our focus, energy and joy and rob us of true contentment.
Be obedient. Listen to that small voice inside of you and do not be afraid to follow it!
God is the creator of Extreme Home Makeover. Your home = your heart. LET him transform you and you will be blessed with the coolest treehouse ever.
Extreme Heart. Makeover. That kinds works, doesn’t it?
Go on pinterest and get you some extravagant treehouse decorations, it’s happenin’.
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