Beth Jones and her husband, Jeff, are the founders and Senior Pastors of Valley Family Church in Kalamazoo, and the leaders of Jeff and Beth Jones Ministries. The heart of Beth's message is a passion to help people get the basics of God's Word and inspire them to believe and live out the faith-filled adventure of following Jesus. Beth is a world renowned author of over 20 books; including the popular "Getting a Grip on the Basics" series, which is being used by thousands of churches in America; has been translated into over a dozen foreign languages and is being used around the world. She also writes the free, Basics Daily Devo for over 4000 subscribers. Beth's mission is simple: "I want people be found guilty of having God's fingerprints all over their lives! If I can help people get a grip on the basics of God's Word in such a way that it becomes more than the greatest sounding, religious theory they've ever heard - I know I've done my job."
"The Renovation Project"
You and I are God's renovation project.
Romans 12:2 says "Be transformed by the renewing of your mind". That word "renew" means renovation. If you have renovated your kitchen, you will know there is the demolition phase and then an installation phase. In God's kingdom, we don't need to spend much time on the demolition, but more time on the installation phase - the renovation of the new. If we renovate our minds with God's Word, we won't have to try to be transformed... we will be transformed.
God's word is a bucket of paint. If you have a red wall but you want it to be white, the first coat of white paint turns the wall light red. Another coat of white turns the wall dark pink. Another coat - light pink. You need to put on several layers before you get to the pure white. We need to dip the paintbrush in the bucket of God's word and renovate our minds with the truth of His word. Your paintbrush represents the words of your mouth. You begin to say "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me". Put up another coat of paint "I am more than a conqueror through Christ". You are painting the walls of your mind with His Word. After a couple coats of paint, over time, you begin to believe God's truth and promises for your life.
What do you need transformation in?
God's word is loaded with colour. Every colour under the sun is in the word of God. His word is a massive paint bucket. If you will get with him and get your heart and words in alignment, your mind will get renovated and you will experience transformation. It will be real. It will be authentic. It will be lasting.
You are God's renovation project and He has great things in store for you!