Bending the Bar

I grew up in a part of the world where houses are stick built (i.e. from wood).  I now live in a part of the world where homes are built from poured concrete.  This means that within the concrete there needs to be something giving it support and directing it’s final form.

The other day I was walking and saw a construction worker bending and shaping bars.

IMG_0569 It was interesting to see him do these movements over and over.  Taking perfectly straight bars and bending them into the form that makes them most useful for this particular building.

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It got me to thinking…isn’t God just like that.  We might be perfectly acceptable to the world in the shape we are in and yet, to fulfill the purpose He has in mind, we are bent and reshaped.

IMG_0568We are changed into an image that is most useful for the plans the Master Builder has.  Friends I pray that you will allow the bending and changing to occur so that you will be all that God has designed for your life.

“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, Which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them” – Ephesians 2:10

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