Growing up as a child I was always infatuated with construction sites. I loved watching buildings being built up from the ground. Than as I got older i would look forward to watching television shows that showed home renovations. It was always something that astonished me. Looking at the various stages of a construction or renovation is just beautiful or at least to me. But even more special is being apart of that process. As I got into my teen years I got focused on physical fitness and bodybuilders. Now with the combination of being a christian and consistently reading my Bible or the Word of God as we say and studying the art of bodybuilding. It was there when i connected the spiritual aspect of building and the physical aspect of building.There is a delicacy and art in building something. I often told my fitness clients that i was an artist, sculptor and architect concerning creating the body according to one’s vision. This is when the Holy Spirit ministered to me the importance of spiritual construction on people. Hence I came up with the terminology I’m known for which is Mind, Body and Spirit.
What does it mean to rebuild something. Something that has already been established now must be re-constructed. Doctors and surgeans do it all the time, they must re-construct a body part or an organ. Developers and construction workers rebuild a house or parts to a house. When something has been damaged to the point where its not functionable than it must be made whole again. In most instances we must first get rid of the negative or damaged parts in order to begin the process of restoration.
- Something that has been rebuilt after being damaged or destroyed.
As christians or as believers as i like to say. God is reconstructing us after the damage that has been done us by the enemy.
Many of us have been damaged;
Psychological trauma is a type of damage to the mind that occurs as a result of a severely distressing event. Trauma is often the result of an overwhelming amount of stress that exceeds one’s ability to cope, or integrate the emotions involved with that experience.
Psychological, or emotional trauma, is damage or injury to the psyche after living through an extremely frightening or distressing event and may result in challenges in functioning or coping normally after the event.
Bodily injury means physical damage to a person’s body. It is also referred as physical injury. 18 USCS defines it as a cut, abrasion, bruise, burn, or disfigurement; physical pain ; illness; impairment of the function of a bodily member, organ, or mental faculty; or any other injury to the body, no matter how temporary.
Separation from God due to sin and disobedience.
Damaged itself generally means
To cause harm, destroy and cause to not function.
In this particular blog we will be digging into the renovation process using the natural process to help us understand the spiritual process. Since we know what reconstruction means lets see what renovation refers to.
To restore to a good state of repair.
Websters dictionary says;
to make changes and repairs, so that it is back in good working condition, by
Cleaning, Repairing and Rebuilding.
So we are gonna be dealing with how God is renovating your life back into good condition. Or as we say in the church world. Rebuilding the Temple of God. You are the temple of the living God, ands we must be restored, rebuild and renovated.
Now let us get a little deeper. One of the first steps to conducting a reconstruction or renovation is the vision plan. There must be a vision. God’s vision or plan for your life. The vision that God gave you. We wrote a blog on Vision so please check it out.
Once the vision is set than comes the next very important step called the demolition process.
this is defined by the tearing down of buildings or man made structures. means those materials resulting from the alteration, construction, destruction, rehabilitation, or repair of any man made physical structure