He is Building Himself a Palace


And you thought you were going to be a decent little cottage...!
C. S. Lewis quote, building a palace
In other words - God's plan and vision for what HE WILL DO IN YOU
is far greater...
far, far greater...
far, far, far greater

then what you envision. You and I, we, would settle for a little improvement here, a little help there, a a bit of change, a touchup job on some of the messiness...

But God...
"BUT" is the great Conjuction that is really Dis-Junction (those little words are dangerously powerful when God uses them!!!)...

But . . . something different is coming than what we expected.
God is building your very life into a Magnificent Palace (not that decent, little cottage you had hoped for).
God is building a Palace in which He Himself dwells by His Spirit.
You are the dwelling place of God.
He enters a manger of squalor, only to leave in its place a mansion of glory...

His own glory...
The glory of a life TRANSFORMED into His Own Image.
Truly, the great mysteries of the Christian faith are wonderful beyond our ability to imagine.
C. S. Lewis helps my imagaination go to places where it would not go on its own.

I think this is part of the truth of 1 John 4:7-21 where the love of God and our own transformation into people of love, are so inextricably woven together. For the Beloved Disciple, his imagination of what God is doing understands that the only Palace fitting for your life is a Palace of Love, for the Architect and Chief Dweller Therein is LOVE. The place and person (you, your life) in which He dwells, must be consumed and transformed by that Love.

MUST BE consumed and transformed... not might be, could be, should be... those are all much too weak... 
MUST BE consumed and transformed by LOVE.

May you be seized with the Full Imagination of What
the GOD Who is LOVE is Building In Your Life...

Brian K. Rice
Leadership ConneXtions International

BrianRice@lcileaders.org

LCI - helping you see with greater imagination... and love!