House renovation is one way to describe conversion. However, we can’t go one room at a time. We have to let Jesus renovate the whole house at once. Ephesians 4:22-24 says to “put off” the “old man” and “put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.”
In other words, conversion entails letting Jesus totally renovate our life. This requires total submission to Jesus. Any single point on which we refuse to yield will block our conversion and salvation.
Until this renovation–or conversion–is completed, we won’t be able to offer ourselves as living sacrifices to God (Romans 12:1-2). We won’t know the will of God. And, since faith is to expect that God will do what we know it’s his will to do, we won’t exercise proper faith until we’re converted.
So, is your life new in Jesus? Or have you been dragging out the renovation by refusing to repent and give yourself 100% to Jesus? Beware–God’s spirit will not always strive with you! If you keep resisting, you will be lost!