My toothpaste is called BRILLIANCE. “Guaranteed to remove 90% of surface stains within five days.”
OK, Lord… Maybe I still have oral care on the brain from my Divine Dental Encounter yesterday. 🙂 Even so, I couldn’t help but notice the label on my toothpaste today.
BRILLIANCE. A concoction of chemicals so potent, I am warned to avoid swallowing it and given instructions on when to call the nearest Poison Control Center.
What if I “brushed” daily with Your BRILLIANCE, Lord? The brilliance of Your Intellectual Genius and Your Radiant Beauty? How soon would such continued use remove even my subsurface stains?
“When Moses came down from Mount Sinai with the two tablets of the covenant law in his hands, he was not aware that his face was radiant because he had spoken with the Lord.” (Exodus 34:29)
How long would I have to “chew” on Your Word every day, Lord — really “sink my teeth” into it — in order to fill every “cavity”?
“Never take Your Word of truth from my mouth, for I have put my hope in Your laws.” (Psalm 119:43)
May I floss with… Your Faithfulness? So You can free me from anything that hinders me… and I can finally follow You wherever You lead?
“… let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.” (Hebrews 12:1b)
How will You teach me to brace myself, Lord… so I am empowered by my realignment with You? And You can make the crooked in my life straight again?
“If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but gave Him up for us all — how will He not also, along with Him, graciously give us all things?” (Romans 8:31-32)
BRILLIANCE, indeed! 🙂