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HomeWord - May 6, 2009

Extreme Makeover - YOU Edition!
This devotional was written by Robin Dugall

Therefore if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come. —2 Corinthians 5:17

“The renewal of our natures is a work of great importance. It is not to be done in a day. We have not only a new house to build up, but an old one to pull down.” George Whitefield (1714-1770)

“Extreme Makeover-Home Edition” has been a popular television show. You are probably familiar with the story line…a family in need or crisis appeals to a team at the ABC network to have their home remodeled and made new. Ty, the enthusiastic team leader, chooses the family and announces to his design team that a home is going to be rebuilt to better meet the family’s pressing needs. Then the work begins…a complete and total home makeover in less than a week. It is amazing!  A house that was once rundown, too small or even filled with problems is suddenly made new! It never ceases to surprise me what a gifted and passionate team of people can do with a little permission and tons of ingenuity!

Well, imagine your life as a house! That’s what the famous Christian author, CS Lewis did in his book, Mere Christianity. He used the analogy of our lives as a house that God wants to remodel. Lewis says that the Spirit of God wants to move from room to room and bring about a new you. In fact, it would not be an understatement to say that God wants to bring an extreme makeover to YOU…every part of you.

Imagine the changes God could make in your life! Imagine what the God of the universe could do if you were willing to allow the Master Builder Himself permission to remodel you! Imagine the needs and problems you face that God could work on! Remember, with a little permission, the power that created the world and the love that brought salvation to all of humanity can be released in YOU!


  1. What areas of your life need the hand of the Master Builder?
  2. Dream a bit – how differently would your life look if God had His way in you today?

Revelation 21:5; Colossians 3:1-15

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