Or something like that.
If you pour the whole bottle on at once, it just lies there and rubs off on your clothing and doesn't do as much good as it should. But if you put on just the right amount and rub it in thoroughly and let it soak in, well, ahhhh. Then you can apply another dollop and repeat the process.
That is how God does life. He works in just a little bit at a time, when sometimes I would like to just get the bottle empty, get it done and be what it is I need to be.
So He tells me about things. Just whispering sometimes. A niggling feeling. A discomfort. Then He may send a human to say some words about it. Then most often He also puts a book into my hands to really massage the message in.
That's what happened with Quaker Summer by Lisa Samson. This book hit on things that God has been rubbing into my life for years. Bit by bit. Things like what it means to be content. What does love look like? What does it feel like? What does it mean to be like Jesus? Who are we supposed to love and how? And why? Its the kind of book that I will keep around and refer back to. Probably even mark up. It is rich and challenging.
Lisa has a unique voice and it always takes me a chapter or so to get into her flow, but once I do, it's like buttah' baby.
If you feel up to re-thinking some things, or maybe even being affirmed in what you already think, then read this one. You will be greatly entertained the entire time that God is applying the lotion. And meet some wonderful characters along the way. I even like the characters that I didn't like!
Think how soft and smooth we'll be when He's done.