As I was driving past the front of the most breathtaking houses, ones surrounded with immaculate landscaping and manicured lawns, I noticed a back road that took an immediate exit from the neighborhood.
Surprisingly, exposed only to those drivers who take the street behind the houses, over-grown, unkept back yards were hiding from the front yard traffic. However, with the exception of a single house, the beautiful homes looked completely different from the front view than the back view.
What does God see when He looks into our “back yards?”
Perhaps, the owner of the house whose front and back yards were the same was thinking of this verse:
“Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.” –Hebrews 4:13
Are there any parts of our lives that we need to surrender, any lifestyle choices that we need to reconsider? When the Lord searches our hearts, does He find the outside appearance to be the same as the inside?
As 1 John 1:9 states, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and righteous to forgive us the sins, and to cleanse us of all unrighteousness.”