Some of my best thoughts and inspirations happen in the shower. Why then am I surprised that each and every day for what seems like months that every time I use my body wash, I think about this very blog? You see, I have this bottle of body wash that simply will not run out. I have moved this bottle with me from apartment to apartment. I use it everyday- sometimes twice a day! It has become a game – every time I press the pump, I am like a child with anticipation, wondering if it will finally run out today.
It occurred to me that I have often approached love in much the same regard. I think we all do. We have hidden insecurities and fears that make us feel unlovable. Specifically for me, I look at past mistakes and my day to day shortcomings and think there is no way that God could love me. There have been some days that I did not even like me! Then there is the body wash reminding me that I have been washed clean and his unfailing love is from an endless supply.
I am grateful today that something as simple as a bottle of body wash could speak to my heart in such a bold way. Therein lies my reminder to be still and know that he is God. We never know how, when, where and what he might use to speak to us. He is God and he can use anything if we are obedient and seeking his presence and will for our lives.
When that bottle finally does run out…I think I just might fill it back up! It has become somewhat symbolic- when I am empty, full of doubt and negativity, I hit my knees and his unfailing love fills me with all things good.
Seeking him in all things!
Until next time,