Back in "the day", you could write all over a chalkboard and after mistakes were made or when you were finished, you could erase your work. However, we all remember the remaining residue. The chalkboard was never truly clean after using the chalk and erasing it with an eraser. It was only completely clean when the teacher or janitor after school took a wet rag and washed the chalkboard. We showed up the next morning to a clean canvas. God washes our chalkboard with water. Unfortunately, we tend to see our "chalkboard" simply erased with the eraser and the chalk residue still remains.
Lord, help me to see things as You do and see the completely washed and clean life that You provide through grace.