I’m cheap. I love the satisfaction of finding a bargain. That’s why I love thrift stores. When my daughter is in town from New York, we make our way to our favorite Thrifts. There’s something about the hunt. There’s romance in repurposing common things or even discarded things.
-What has happened to the old, vibrant, “Zest for God’s Work Type A Girl”?
I used to be a dynamo. Now I’m just used up. I need some heavy duty repurposing. I need to be a new thing.
Enter: God. God is the one who can see value even in one of His well-used kids. God’s the best thrift shopper. He looks around and picks me out. He’s ready to make me new again. He doesn’t care if I’m acting like a blockhead.
I just gotta be available. Gotta put myself out there and cling to His Words:
See, I am creating 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.- Isaiah 43:19
And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true. – Rev 21:5
…to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness. – Ephesians 4:23
So there. I have justified my tendency toward the bargain. I’m making old stuff new again, just like God does for me.I’m gonna think about this every time I go on a thrifty hunt. I’m choosing the best bargain to repurpose. God is choosing me (and YOU) to restore and renew.