Romans 8:18 (ESV)
For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.
Over the years I have spent hours and hours woodworking, During that time I’ve come to realize how much woodworking relates to our walk with God. I’m not alone.
Today I am sharing the 10th way I’ve discovered that woodworking affirms the spiritual life.
Projects require a lot of patience. As a weekend woodworker who also has a family to love, a yard to mow, bills to pay, and other home duties, my projects often take months to complete. Most of the time I go to the shop, I begin by cleaning up so I have room to work.
Looking at a plan, you can see where you’re going and what the project will look like when it’s done. In fact, an anticipation for the project’s completion keeps you going in spite of mistakes and delays.
In the spiritual life, the plan is in the Bible and our prototype is Jesus.
• He is what we strive to become—and His return for us is THE “blessed hope” that urges us to keep going.
• We need to keep the end in mind. When the project is completed, it will all be worth it.
Like woodworking, the spiritual life is a skill and an art, not a science. The longer you do it, the better you get.
Dear Lord, help us to work on the skill of our spiritual life. Help us to become the people You have for us to be. In the Name of Jesus, Amen.