Have you ever come to the end of a good HGTV episode in disbelief? It’s amazing how a team of people can take a home that looked completely useless and transform it to become better than new. It’s exactly what God does with our hearts. No matter how messy and broken the home of our hearts looks, He never stops working tirelessly on us. As He continues to change us, we become better than we could on our own. Our hearts are restored, and our true identity is revealed under the rubble and mess.

Today, Kennesha Buycks, creative home designer and author of Restoration House, joins me to talk about her story. Kennesha is a woman whose life has been laced with the restorative pursuit of God. The realization of her identity in Christ has touched every part of her life. Through the demonstrative love of several people, God has revealed to Kennesha the essence of her truest self. “The more I see Him, the more I see me,” she states with conviction. This realization has positioned her to fight comparison, set boundaries, and hear the voice of God for herself.

Journey with us to the home of Kennesha’s heart, and hopefully, you’ll settle in and feel your own sense of homecoming. Restoring homes is more than an outward expression of creativity for Kennesha. To her, it directly relates to how Christ restores us as His children. He sets us right, reveals who we truly are, and always directs us to our truest home.

Highlights from Today’s Episode:

  • Battling comparison
  • Setting boundaries
  • Hearing God speak
  • Finding Identity 
  • How to ‘start’

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Let’s Talk!

After you’ve listened to the podcast, I’d love to continue the conversation. Be sure and leave a comment!

  1. In what ways have you felt the theme of God’s pursuit in your life? How has this realization shaped your identity?
  2. Do you constantly compare yourself to others, and if so why? How can you combat this bad habit?
  3. Are you going in the direction of what your heart needs? If not, why haven’t you been paying attention to what your heart needs?


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