I didn't really have a plan but just dove right into it.
Made from old, recycled wood. Scrap wood. Wood not being used…
I started putting the pieces together.
First, the frame. Next the top. And then the legs.
The old, a bit warped wood, not fitting together perfect in some places.
I screwed all the pieces together.
I wanted it done before Thanksgiving. So I rushed and didn't quite do everything that may or may not have needed to be done.
I maybe cut some corners. But it looked real nice.
I didn't spend a whole lot of time on the foundation.
I put wood filler and the like in the cracks where the wood didn't quite fit flush together;
I sanded it, stained it and put it out for our Thanksgiving dinner.
It was great! Everyone loved it!
It looked like one of those table you see in pottery barn…
Key words…"it looked."
On the outside it looked great…but I might should've spent a little more time on the foundation of it all.
It started to settle and the legs became a little shaky.
We sat things on it and it seemed to buckle a bit under the weight.
The cracks started to open up. The stain didn't sit long enough.
So I had to almost start over.
Sometimes, this is what our salvation experience looks like.
We kind of dive headfirst into it. We are real excited about it. We brush up and dust off.
We throw the pieces together and make ourselves look better. We stop all those bad sins and maybe cut the corners on the not so bad sins.
We buff out some of the imperfections and cover them as well as we can.
We don't spend a lot of time on the foundation.
And then life happens and burdens are placed on our backs and we start to buckle.
Our cracks that we just covered up….start to get exposed.
We start to shake.
Maybe today you need to start over.
Spend time on the foundation!
Without the foundation it is meaningless.
The foundation may not be seen but it is the most important part of the structure.
Spend time of the foundation today!