Thursday, February 9, 2012

The Toilet Bowl

There was a tip on a program that I was listening to that if you use mouthwash in the toilet bowl it cleans just as well as toilet bowl cleaner. This came in handy for me this morning as I noticed we were out of cleaner. I always go to the dollar store to buy toilet bowl cleaner, it works perfect and its cheap, only a dollar! But, as I've mentioned, I've been a homebody lately and shopping has not been at the top of my list. We do have mouthwash under the sink in our bathroom, so I snatched it and proceeded to the toilet. My husband, in his wise and frugal voice was sure to tell me that it would be cheaper to wait and just go to the dollar store later and buy the cheap dollar store cleaner rather than use our mouthwash to clean the toilet.  But, the toilet was dirty, I wanted to see if it would actually clean it, and I thought it would be nice to have that fresh minty smell coming from our toilet!! So, I dumped some mouthwash into the  bowl, and I scrubbed away with the toilet brush. And, yup, the bowl is now very sparkly, and minty fresh. I wouldn't want to dip my tooth brush in it or anything like that, but it's pretty clean, shiny! Now, that was a good tip. I'll still get to the dollar store eventually and stock up on bowl cleaner: it will make my husband happy.
I really have nothing today to compare this story too. I just thought I'd share. Actually, the one thing that does come to mind is that my thoughts have been in the toilet, and I need God to pour His minty fresh breath over them!! His life, His blood, His all.  I pray for this everyday, and He does this for me. Yet, still, I find that there are those times, depending what is going on in my life that I end up back in the toilet bowl and I need to spend more time on my knees, praying in surrender to Him. Because I am His, His child. A daughter of the King, Complete IN Him. Covered in His Love. The process sometimes feels long and strenuous, but I believe it is already won, the enemy simply wants to make it as hard as possible. I refuse to stay in the toilet bowl forever! My faith, trust, love, relationships, and hope continues to grow, even though I do not always see it. He continues to promise me that He will never leave me or forsake me, He will always love me, and He is always there to snatch me out of the toilet bowl!
Say That Again, Jesus, You are here, you have promised so much and I'm Captured IN Your Hands, not in the bowl!


  1. You may not have felt inspired but this is actually pretty inspirational! Kathy

  2. Love it! I think I need to clean my toilet bowls, both literally and figuratively. Thanks!! Teresa

    1. Thanks for reading! I know I need a good cleaning on a regular basis :)


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