Prodigal: What do you think this day will bring?
Me: I think God knows that answer but he always has something to tell us if we are willing to listen.
This is from the book Becoming More Than a Good Bible Study Girl by Lysa Terkeurst
About a year ago I woke up early one morning and saw the strangest sight. Condensation had collected on one of my bedroom windows. Etched in the condensation were two perfectly drawn circles, joined at the center and looking exactly like wedding bands.
Staring at the design, I tried to come up with a reasonable explanation. I could not for the life of me figure out how two perfect circles could have gotten drawn into the condensation of my very-high-up bedroom window.
Later that day I went back to look at the window, but the hot afternoon sun had long since evaporated the moisture. The wedding bands were gone. For days I looked for their return, waking each morning eager to see them and ponder their existence. But when the days turned into weeks I eventually stopped looking.
Then one morning they reappeared. Only this time they were there for several mornings straight. Each morning when my eyes would open, the two etched wedding bands were the first thing I’d see.
On about the fourth morning, my heart started aching as I viewed the spectacle. An urgency suddenly pushed through my chest. I tried to brush it off, but couldn’t. It was a conviction. Not a condemning conviction. Rather, a tender one.
A tender conviction to love my husband more intentionally. And not just in the convenient ways. But in the inconvenient as well. In ways that take a little more thought….intentionality…and effort. Ways that are easy to let stop when the everyday urgencies seem to take precedence or seem important.
I mentally made all kinds of promises and grand plans for a priority overhaul. And for a few days, I did great. But then life happened….lots of life. The window circles soon disappeared and so did my resolve. I slipped back into my comfortable, getting-by pattern.
Well, at the risk of starting to sound like a Hallmark movie, the circles are back. I don’t want to sound presumptuous. But the circles seem so perfectly drawn. And so perfectly times. Do you think that maybe, just maybe, love of the most divine kind has tipped down to touch an ordinary glass window?
And I’m equally convinced that God wants to speak to and reveal to you in your day-to-day life. If only you will open up your heart to possibilities for Him to use everyday things to change you, grow you, strengthen you, and remind you of His amazing love….you will start to see Him. You will start to hear Him. You will get to know Him more deeply. And you will want to follow Him more boldly. And what a glorious sense of possibility that is!
I am the light of the world. Whoever follows Me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.
Jennifer Van Allen