“Painting calmed the chaos that shook my soul” ~ Niki de St. Phalle
Unlike the above quote, painting does not calm my soul. I hate painting. I am not someone who enjoys the tediousness of it and I especially do not like having to apply second coats when painting homes.
I hate working so hard- Only to have to do it again as soon as it dries. This would be when the all of the choir shouts, “Amen!”
But this action is necessary. Every coat of paint laid onto the wall, covers a prior layer of filth and varying color. The beautiful truth is though, that every day our outward man is perishing, yet as believers, our inner man is renewed day by day (2 Corinthians 4:14-16).
The under coat will never fade away. It will never grow filthy. It will never get beyond repair. Because Christ, like the diligent painter, renews that walls of our heart daily (Romans 12:1-2). This means we are made new, every day we open our eyes. This pattern continues into eternity (2 Corinthians 4:14).
Coat after coat. Our hearts are renewed by the loving blood of Christ which is shed abroad in our hearts (Romans 5:5). Aren’t you glad God never gets tired of making a new creation (2 Corinthians 5:17)?