I was sitting at my dining room table talking with the Lord the other afternoon, and I asked Him a question…
And even before I finished asking my question a mourning dove flew up and pounded its wings onto the window making a loud noise. (Don’t worry, she’s fine, she flew away!)
This certainly got my attention and when I went over and looked, I noticed it left a smudge mark on the window, perhaps from the rain we were having that day –kind of a smudge “print” of wings on the window.
I started to write down what happened and looked again and the dove came back and was sitting at the window curiously looking in.
Then, as I look to my left out my other window I see another dove sitting on the power line looking in.
One thing I’m discovering in my journey with the Lord, is that He often speaks to me in symbols. I’ll notice things around me in a way that I normally would not pay any special attention to. Sometimes it’s something that becomes a pattern of a symbol that I will often pay special attention to, and I’ll know that the Holy Spirit is highlighting something to me. I’ll take special notice and a lot of times revelation will come.
I love that He knows how I’m wired (why does this always seem to surprise and amaze me?) He knows how I take notice of things, and He often teaches me things through His creation and through symbols.
It’s happening all around us, the opportunity is there, He’s showing us things and speaking to us all the time. He’s ready and willing to give us eyes to see and ears that hear.
I love how incredibly personal He is, how He knows each of His children so intimately.
He knows we think and how we see things. He knows the best way to get our attention. I love how He can get our attention and show us such profound revelation through the simplest things. He teaches us in ways that help us to truly learn about His character and His ways.
Thank you, Lord. You’re wonderful. Thank you for drawing close and taking the time to teach us really awesome things about who You are and the things You’re doing in the earth. Thank you for taking me on a journey into Your heart and into Your ways.