I did a home painting project last week & let’s just say there won’t be a professional painting career in my near future. My husband checked it out & immediately saw some obvious mistakes. Of course I wanted more affirmation than his constructive observations but that’s for a different blog ,)
The challenge with painting is to “cut” the edges & have sharp, clean lines along the corners, ceiling, baseboards, etc. It’s amateur hour when the lines are crooked or the baseboards are speckled.
Sometimes I think we try to “cut” God into our lives with bright lines, rigid corners, clean baseboards & distinct compartments. If God were looking through the lens of life at my recent painting adventure, maybe God would applaud the bleed, messy corners & paint splatters. Perhaps God wants to bleed into more of or lives & get messy with us as we do our daily living. Don’t cut God out of any place in your life 🙂