C.S. Lewis speaks of us a living house and God working on us to change that house. I challenge you to think of your country and what a difference it would make if we let God change us and then all of us applied that same principle to our countries. What different places they would be.
For the follow up to this devotional see July 4.
“Imagine yourself as a living house. God comes in to rebuild that house. At first, perhaps, you can understand what He is doing.
He is getting the drains right and stopping the leaks in the roof and so on; you knew that those jobs needed doing and so you are not surprised.
But presently He starts knocking the house about in a way that hurts abominably and does not seem to make any sense. What on earth is He up to?
The explanation is that He is building quite a different house from the one you thought of – throwing out a new wing here, putting on an extra floor there, running up towers, making courtyards.
You thought you were being made into a decent little cottage: but He is building a palace. He intends to come and live in it Himself.” (C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity)
For we are fellow workmen (joint promoters, laborers together) with and for God; you are God’s garden and vineyard and field under cultivation, [you are] God’s building. (1 Corinthians 3:9, AMP)
Prayer-Father, give us the courage to accept change in ourselves and affect change in our countries. Amen.