I was never a bath person. During my twenties, I was too busy working and going to school. And during my thirties, I was too busy keeping up with babies and toddlers. Now that I’m 39 years old, and my youngest child is almost seven, a few of those moment-to-moment demands have slacked off a little. I can actually ask all three of my kids to read a book and have thirty minutes all to myself!
My forties are looking brighter, and I won’t let a few wrinkles get in the way!
I never thought I could create a tranquil spa experience in my own home. My home is a place to be a mother, writer and wife, but it was never a getaway place for relaxation and tranquility–until I looked at that big, empty tub in the middle of my bathroom with fresh eyes!
I dusted off the cobwebs (literally) and purchased a few spa elements—sea salt, essential oils, soaps and the amazing BATH BOMBS! Where have those lovely, balls of explosive awesomeness been all my life?!
Since I never experienced a bath bomb before, I didn’t really know what to expect. I filled the tub, played some relaxing music, grabbed my current book and plunged into bliss! I took the fabulous bath bomb out of its wrapper and read the little label that came with it. I don’t recall the exact words of the label, but I remember that it sounded magical.
I gently grasped the bath bomb and tenderly dipped it into the water. Suddenly, the chalky consistency began to fizz and the wonderful ingredients spread into every inch of water in my bath.
As I watched the bath bomb become smaller and permeate the water, I found myself wondering if that is how we infuse with Jesus. We are not meant to simply make room for Him in our lives; rather, we are supposed to allow our entire being dissolve into Him. And once all of our flesh fizzles away, we have now become the likeness of our Savior who is the Living Water!
God created each of us with a beautiful mixture of ingredients that offer a special aroma and balm to the world. When we allow the Living Water to engulf our lives, we become wellsprings of healing tonic to all who are in need.
That’s what I want. I want to be used by God for the world. It may mean that the chalky parts of me need to fizzle away, but once I’m saturated with God, I can be used for His great and mighty purposes.
So let’s be bath bombs for God. It’s not about giving God some space in our lives; it’s about letting Him infuse every part of it. How can you let the Living Water infuse your life today?
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