Shortcuts Are Short-sighted
RAMBLINGS from Kris’ husband – Kris and I were looking at houses several years back. We walked into a finished home that looked great from the outside. The landscaped manicured yard was beautiful. The windows and doors looked spectacular from the street. As we walked around the interior, upon closer inspection I noticed some cold air from outside coming in around the windows. We later noticed where things were not finished that were in hard to see places, like the top of the built-in cabinets. It made me question the integrity of what we could not see. We drove away from the house with a totally different feeling then we did when we first saw it.
I wonder how often God see’s that kind of shoddy workmanship in what I do for Him? How often do we make sure the paint is fresh, while the wood underneath is rotting? How often do we clean up what is very public. but let the stuff in the corners or behind the scenes get dirty and nasty?
We watched a special the other day on hotels. These were nice clean looking hotels that you paid a lot of money to stay in. However, when they turned off the regular lights, and turned on the black-lights, all kinds of stuff was visible. Short cuts were obvious. Areas of the room had clearly been overlooked or omitted. It seemed clean…until a closer inspection was done.
We never know when we might be encouraging the next Noah, or working on God’s next “ark”.
When it comes to working for our heavenly Father, no matter if we are hanging a picture in the closet, or building a 450′ long ark, lets do it to the best of our ability. You never know when you might be asked to hop on board!…..
Noah did this; he did all that God commanded him. (Genesis 6:22 ESV)