Listening to the Lord While Working


PAUSE! GOD IS AT WORK

Prayer A to Z

005

Most often I work listening
to the radio, wanting to escape,
wanting not to work
too hard, wanting to relax.
 
Today I will set my mind
on listening to the Lord,
listening to what He would
teach me.
 
I’m stripping wallpaper today.
That’s one of the things I do.
 
Instantly I see the lesson!
The wallpaper is our
hypocrisy—the facade
we often use;
our public image;
our outward show;
what we use to
cover what we don’t
like about ourselves.
 
Sometimes the paper comes
off easy, and the paste too.
That one is ready to be free!
To show his real self.
 
Today the paper is tuff.
There is a real stronghold here!
Often there are many layers—
many strongholds.
Whatever the case,
it must all come off.
 
He cuts it off with His sharp
scraper.
And it hurts!
Then He washes off
all…

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