The Toothpaste Principle

Toothpaste 1It was a simple thing really. I opened the drawer to get my toothbrush. It was time for bed. 

When I squeezed out the toothpaste I noticed there was a thin section in the middle of the tube. I’m the only one who uses that flavor so I had nobody to blame but myself.


Toothpaste 2

I screwed on the cap and proceeded to press upward from the bottom of the tube. I wanted all the paste to be at the opening end so it would be easier to use.



Toothpaste 3

When I laid the toothpaste back in the drawer I noticed that more than half the tube was empty.

I’d bought the tube a while ago, but I only use a tiny dab each time I brush.


How did that happen?

Toothpaste 4

My thoughts kept pace with my brushing.

A little tiny dab each day and the toothpaste is half gone. Gee whizz.

Then I made the connection.

My spiritual life unfolds in the same way.


A little dab of faith carries me forward a step. Ephesians 2:8

A taste of the Father’s love gives me confidence to move ahead. John 3:16

A reminder of His promise to never leave me nor forsake me grants me a stride. Hebrews 13:5

A report of the Savior’s work of healing body and spirit brings me ahead another step. Luke 5:22-25

StepsDab by dab, step by step I make progress almost without knowing it.

Then one day I look back and realize God’s Word has been my light, keeping my feet from stumbling and showing me the way I should go.

Bible“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.” Psalm 119:105

I pray that you too are finding your way by the light of His Holy Word. Amen

with delight in His plan,

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