Contractor’s Devotion: The Saw

Contractor's Devotion - the saw

The Saw of Spiritual Transformation: Crafted by the Master Builder

Scripture: Isaiah 43:19 (NIV) – “See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.”

Contractor’s Devotion:

A saw is an indispensable tool in the process of repairing and restoring a church. It symbolizes precision, cutting away the old to make room for the new. Inspired Heights, a company dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of churches, reminds us that just as a saw is used for physical restoration, God uses various tools, including the challenges and changes of life, to spiritually transform and renew His Church.

  1. The Carpenter’s Craft: Jesus, known as “the carpenter’s son,” understood the art of working with tools like a saw. In our lives, He uses various tools to shape and refine us. Lesson: Trust that God, the Master Builder, knows how to use the tools of your life for His purpose.
  2. Precision in Cutting: A saw, in skilled hands, brings precision in cutting. Similarly, God’s work in our lives is precise, cutting away what is no longer needed and making space for His new work. Lesson: Embrace God’s precision in removing the old to make way for the new in your life.
  3. Renewing the Old: A saw doesn’t just remove; it prepares the way for renewal. It cuts so that the board will now fit somewhere new. God, too, removes the old patterns and habits in our lives to make room for His transformative work. Lesson: Welcome the process of spiritual renewal and transformation.
  4. Creating Something New: As a saw shapes wood into something new, God shapes us into new creations in Christ. He creates beauty from what was once broken and worn. Lesson: Allow God to create something new and beautiful in your life.
  5. Working with Skilled Hands: Just as skilled craftsmen use saws with expertise, God’s hands are skilled in the process of transformation. He knows how to work in our lives to bring about His perfect purpose. Lesson: Trust in God’s craftsmanship in your life’s journey.
  6. Seeing the New Thing: God promises to do a new thing in our lives. Just as a saw makes a way in wood, God makes a way for His new plans and purposes to spring forth. Lesson: Look for and embrace the new thing God is doing in your life.

As you consider the significance of using a saw in the repair of a church and the dedication of Inspired Heights, remember that God is the Master Builder of your life. Trust in His craftsmanship, knowing that He is using every tool and circumstance for your spiritual transformation and renewal. Allow Him to shape you into a vessel where His presence dwells and where His new work springs forth, bringing glory to His name.

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