I’m a bit of an HGTV addict. If my hubby is not hogging the remote, I am usually cozy on the couch with one eye on my laptop and the other on a house re-design.
This weekend, Nicole Curtis was on repeat. The show is called Rehab Addict. This little blonde knows how to work a back hoe and jigsaw, and she loves to restore condemned historical houses to their former glory.
Honestly, she is a little crazy. I see her strutting confidently into a house that looks like a tornado blew threw it, and I can’t see the beauty.
I watch in awe as she scrubs disgusting claw-foot bathtubs until they sparkle white. I shake my head in disbelief as she patches up 100-year-old kitchen cabinets.
Nicole is a believer. She knows that the foundation of that house is worth standing on. She cares not what other people might think. She is on a mission.
I got to thinking tonight about how I could learn a little lesson or two from Nicole about how to Hold Fast in hard times. I am living in a world where people are quick to discard the long-standing and deeply rooted for what is shiny and new.
I am standing on a firm foundation, no matter what this world may say.
May I never fail to see the beauty. May I never forget that I am on restoration mission with Him.
How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord,
Is laid for your faith in His excellent Word!
What more can He say than to you He hath said,
You, who unto Jesus for refuge have fled?
In every condition, in sickness, in health;
In poverty’s vale, or abounding in wealth;
At home and abroad, on the land, on the sea,
As thy days may demand, shall thy strength ever be.
Fear not, I am with thee, O be not dismayed,
For I am thy God and will still give thee aid;
I’ll strengthen and help thee, and cause thee to stand
Upheld by My righteous, omnipotent hand.
“How Firm a Foundation (vs 1-3)
holding fast the faithful Word as he has been taught,
that he may be able, by sound doctrine,
both to exhort and convict those who contradict.
Titus 1:9, NKJV