Our bathroom walls are divide into two different texture. The top is sheet rock with a spongey texture, and the bottom is pre-painted paneling. A few years ago, I had painted the panel, but the paint dried bubbly, because it didn’t have anything to absorb into.
I told my husband I wanted to change the color and I thought, this new color would be find, since it would have the old paint to cling to. He told me, that would not work, it would do the same thing as the first paint I had put on the panel. He told me I would have to sand down the wall to give it a rough texture in order for it to absorb the new paint.
As I labored sanding down the walls, God used this experience, to remind me this is how He paints beauty into our lives. He first has to sand down our rough edges, so that we can better absorb what He is placing in our lives.
The struggle of being sanded by God is real, but we have to endure this process in order for our hearts to be prepared to absorb God’s newness in us.
Like my bathroom walls, if we don’t allow God to sand us down, we can’t receive a fresh coat of beauty.
Lord I pray to receive Your sanding in my life that is preparing me for what blessing You have for me, to come. Lord create a clean heart in me, make known to me what I need to let go of, in order to have empty hands that will be filled up by You. Thank You, God that daily, You are sanding down my rough edges to make me more like Christ, in Jesus name I praise and pray, Amen.