"You missed a spot!"

In preparation for new carpet, I painted a few rooms in my house.  The day after I finished the first room, I swung open the bedroom door to examine the change the paint had made.  

I stepped back and admired my work.  It was an amazing transformation.  The previous darker color with chips, scratches and nicks had been replaced by a light, soft, clean-looking color.  That, however, wasn't the end of the story.  

All painters know that after the first coat of paint dries something happens to those perfectly painted walls.  That's when you realize, You missed a spot!

At first glance, standing in the doorway of the beautifully painted room, everything looked wonderful.  A big satisfied smile formed on my face, until I took a closer look.  

That's when I saw the old paint color seeping through the new.  And in some places, I had missed covering that old paint color completely. 

I shook my head in disbelief.  How could I have missed all these obviously blatant, glaring areas? 

There were so many imperfections, as I looked around the room that I couldn't even decide where to begin the touching up.  It seemed as if the whole room needed a second coat.

Unlike my paint job, God's paint technique is flawless.  He steps back, looks us over and says, "Wow! You are amazing, beautiful a real masterpiece.  Good!"  

The only problem is--we aren't really good!  We resist God's brush strokes on the canvas of our lives.

Our ugly starts bleeding through His perfection.  Fortunatly for all of us, He willingly picks up His brush and makes the needed touch ups.  

He doesn't give up on us the first, second, or third time around...He believes in us to infinity and beyond

As long as we're willing to repent, God's willing to repair what's broken.  

Our Heavenly Father is committed to HIS paint project--US!  
  • How precious is your unfailing love, O God! - Psalm 36:7
  • You, Lord, are forgiving and good, abounding in love to all who call to you. - Psalm 86:5
  • But you, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness. - Psalm 86:15
  • Give thanks to the God of heaven, for his steadfast love endures forever. - Psalm 136:26

It's been a few weeks since I painted the rooms in my house, and the imperfections still keep peeking through.  With each imperfection, it's a reminder to me that even though I am an unfinished work...still in progress, God's steadfast love endures forever. 

And if someone looks at your life and says to God..., "Look at her--You missed a spot with that one!" 

Don't worry, He's got you covered! 


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