Remodeling Building and Soul by Mike Saylor

One of the many things that has been a part of the past year of preparing for the Village Ministry Center (Btw, as the year has progressed we've discovered that opening a little store-front community center is a whole lot more complicated than one might think!) is the development of our "internet presence." We have Seth Richardson to thank for that. He's put together for us this pretty awesome website. He deserves our thanks: THANKS SETH!

But with Seth's work now done, the daily upkeep of the website belongs to us, the volunteers of the VMC. And one thing that I've had the pleasure of doing over these past months is to post the latest pictures of progress being made on the building. The series of pictures you see scrolling on our home page really tell the story. Our building has gone though a tremendous transformation.

Hindsight being what it is, I see now that I wasn't thinking when we first started cleaning out the building. I didn't take a single picture to document just how full the building was on that day last winter when we first began clearing out stuff.

Suffice to say, we've come a long way. And we still have a long way to go.

At this point we have no doubt that over the course of this next year we're going to learn a lot about what it means to run a ministry/community center. Experience is the best teacher and we are about to go to school!

One thing this process has taught me already: God's will is sometimes done very slowly. I mentioned in my earlier blog post (You know the one, the one nobody reads because it's NOT written by Kim.) of my need to have patience. Well, one thing I've learned in this process of our old building slowly being transformed into something new: this is the very thing God does for us.

Having been made His people through faith in Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit (by means of God's Word) now works in us, seeking to renew our spirits, making us different from what we were in the past.

The Bible says, "He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus."

Until the Last Day, God promises to work in us, to make us new, to make us His people forever.

I know that I could use a little "remodeling" within my spirit and soul--okay, maybe a lot of remodeling. And I know Jesus is the One who can and will do it!