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Feeling God’s presence while brushing my teeth

Brushing my teeth isn’t my favorite task of the day. But when God unexpectedly showed up at my bathroom sink, my smile became even brighter!

I rinsed my toothbrush while studying my Bible memory verse, written on an index card. I don’t remember what verse I was meditating on, but I do remember that suddenly it felt as if my entire being was enveloped in an overwhelming sense of love and awe.

I swirled around and leaned against the wall.

“I love Your Word, O Lord,” I said in a hushed voice. “I love Your Word!”

I couldn’t stop saying it. I wasn’t just expressing my appreciation for the verse I was studying, but for God’s entire Word, His whole being – everything He is and everything He has meant to me!

And as I proclaimed my love for His Word, my heart was filled with indebtedness for the love I knew He had for me. And then, with toothbrush still in hand, tears streamed down my face. My heart felt as if it would burst with love for my Lord. The sweetness of that moment has stayed with me.

I am a believer in the benefits of memorizing and meditating on scripture. Here is a great verse to start with: “I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.” (Psalm 119:11 NIV)

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