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 the old paste— the lust, the pride. Many times The walls are found to have mold and mildew, threatening to ruin a life. But He knows how to take care of that too. His cleaning bleach makes our wall as white as snow. Now will our wall be bare? To attract an embarrassing stare? Oh no my friend; this is not the end. He covers us with a beautiful coat— the paint of his glory and righteousness. Isaiah 61:10 I delight greatly in the Lord; my soul rejoices in my God. For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of righteousness.