As I moved from the front of this chair to the back, I was struck by the difference between the two sides.
I put down my paintbrush and picked-up my phone.
The picture was to help me remember that when I was on the side with paint, it looked like the chair was close to being completed.
The truth was only seen when I changed perspective.
The same is true for my spiritual progress.
As the “accuser of the brethren” the enemy is excellent at hitting me with thoughts of discouragement, because I still have so much to learn.
Of course, when I’m vulnerable to sliding into pride, the thoughts are the exact opposite, tempting me to comparison between myself and others whose hearts I can not see nor do I know their journey with the Lord.
Both “sides” can be used against me to ensnare me in sin, through appealing to my flesh.
He sees it all.
He knows my journey.
He is working through my circumstances.
I’m in process, and the One remaking me is a Master Craftsman.
Psalm 19:7 KJV — The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.
2 Timothy 3:16 KJV — All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
Romans 12:2 NKJV — And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank You for this reminder. Thank You that You see every part of me and You are daily teaching me, guiding me, renewing me. Thank You for walking with me through this journey and showing me so much. Lord, thank You for Your faithfulness. Thank You for Your answers to prayer. Thank You for Your righteousness and goodness. Thank You that I need never be afraid of the enemy and the lies, because Your Word is truth and I can find forgiveness, healing, and salvation. Thank You, Jesus for all Your wonderous blessings! I love You. Amen.