MOTHERLODE MONDAY: GOD LIVES IN MY SHOWER

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God lives in my shower.  I know it’s silly to say an omnipresent spirit lives in a tiled four-corner space, but it feels that way.  For me at least.  My husband used to ask, “What exactly are you doing in there?” Conversely, I would often wonder if the water even hit him while he was in the shower. He’s in and out in a flash, but not me.  “Leave me alone. I’m taking care of my business,” I’d reply but I didn’t realize the amount of truth in my words until a recent conversation.

God lives in my shower.

I know it’s silly to say an omnipresent spirit lives in a tiled four-corner space, but it feels that way.

For me at least.

My husband used to ask, “What exactly are you doing in there?” Conversely, I would often wonder if the water even hit him while he was in the shower. He’s in and out in a flash, but not me.

“Leave me alone. I’m taking care of my business,” I’d reply but I didn’t realize the amount of truth in my words until a recent conversation.

While lathering up, shaving legs, shampooing my hair, etc. I chat with God about business matters from what to do about a tricky floor plan to which contractors to schedule for a particular job. I hear Him loud and clear in the shower perhaps because I’m alone in a confined space where the only expectation is for me to come out cleaner than I arrived.

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When I have a creative block I head to the shower no matter what time of day it is. About 5 minutes into my session, it isn’t uncommon for a wellspring of ideas to flood my brain. I believe it’s the fluidity of water that makes the ideas flow, but I have to be careful that they don’t go down the drain. I’m contemplating a waterproof notepad I came across the other day.

Yeah, I know. Why didn’t I think of that?

Jot ideas right there on the spot and not risk losing them once someone barges in hollering, “Are you are ready yet?”

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For some reason I thought everyone used the shower as a way to hit the reset button if you will. Showers are therapy for me which is why I don’t allow anyone to rush me, nor am I jumping out of the shower to answer a ringing phone. If it’s an emergency, then call 911.

There, naked and exposed, I also tell God all my problems and thank Him for solutions.

In the shower I can have a good cleansing cry and watch my problems disappear into that hole in the floor. When I emerge I always proclaim myself to be a new woman (and have a better attitude, too!). I thank Him for our sweet communion even if it’s just 5 minutes. It’s where I go quickly for spiritual refreshment.

Does God live in your shower?

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  • Yes! God lives in my shower too 🙂 When I tried explaining this to someone else, they thought I was crazy. Thank you for sharing.

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  • I love this. I cry, sing and speak to God in the shower as well. That is the only place that seems pure. You’re naked and not just in the physical form. Being transparent especially with the father is as good as it gets.

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  • My Shower is my sanctuary It’s a place of worship and refreshing, both internally and externally. Love your post!

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  • It is so funny you have this post…He is in my shower too. Every morning we have prayer and thanksgiving time ! Thanks for your post…love your new bedroom makeover !

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  • Yes! My God lives in my shower too!! I was just thinking about it this morning and then I found your blog. Funny!

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  • He wasn’t in there before but just got an email that he’s moving in now-lol…I needed this post and needed and need to find a space for reflection and centering. I was just saying to my husband today that I needed to get my JESUS back on..working and motherhood is challenging at best..a set place to pray is evermore important ..

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  • Yes, ma’am! God lives in my car – specifically on my drive to work every morning. That’s our time to talk, my time to cry, my time to worship. It’s like my own little sanctuary on wheels! Great posts, Erika!

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  • Love your Motherlode posts! You are such an inspiration Erika! Love being in the shower too but for me it is a bit different, my favorite showers are in the evenings before bed when my Husband pops in to chat with me or sometimes even reads to me from whatever book we happen to be reading together at the time … it is such a great way to unwind and relax and reconnect. I also pop in and spend some time with him in the mornings when he shaves and what not. For me, I do my best thinking & problem solving while driving, though in NYC that is a bit harder for me to do … ha, I am probably the only person you know who doesn’t mind traffic!

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  • Love it!

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