Just like a classic car, authentic restoration occurs in three steps. First, we surrender the old. Second, we surrender the pieces. Finally, we surrender the new. Let’s talk about the first step, surrendering the old.
When a car collector determines that his vehicle needs restoration, he surrenders his old basket case to the restorer, saying, “I can’t. You can. I can’t restore this old car. You can.” The same is true for our unrestored lives. When we recognize our need for restoration and our unsuccessful self-restoration attempts, we must surrender our old lives to Christ our Restorer, saying the big, “I can’t. You Can.” “I can’t” indicates repentance. “You can” communicates faith.
Do you recognize your need for restoration evidenced by your unsuccessful self-restoration attempts that have left you dissatisfied and unrestored? Whether your heart is characterized by loose sand-hearted or legalistic stonehearted pride, surrender your old basket case of a life to the Restorer with a heart of clay and say, “I can’t You can.” He will make you new again.
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