The Window

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The sticker on the Dunkin drive thru window could not have been more PERFECTLY TIMED. Yes, a sign to tell God’s story of these days, this summer, right now.

The sign on this Dunkin window said: “Tell us about the window.” Hmmmm….

No, I’m not writing a review on this decent but not perfect Dunkin donuts locale, but we all need to understand the windows of time and circumstances that God puts into our lives.  There are seasons in life. There are windows of opportunities that close fast

“Life is short.” “Life is for living.” Life is for praising and pleasing God. Make the most of it. God will help you.

Just like with a break in the weather (cooled down or warmed up), there is usually an opportunity to get something done and an opportunity to appreciate the opportunity you are in. Right now have a break in the busy summer, now that my daughter is back at school, perhaps I get to get to lots of things done at my house, or spend time at my work, but most importantly refocus on my son. The day after she was nestled at school was his 18th birthday. All these things are set up to not dwell in earthly stuff but move thru it – with JOY – at God’s opportunity for you. It’s not an empty nest in any aspect, because there’s always mom feathers for a weekend respite for her, a visiting window God will line up for her (and the cat). College is more like a summer camp respite for mom (one week or month at a time)…

Windows. We wait for opportunity and then step thru them. 

Windows. I had an unusual open 2 weeks that I went on vacation. My weekends are now packed. That vacation opening must have been orchestrated by God. I still had to prepare for it. But He’s the cruise director, we are the help.

Windows. Queen Ester got a window of opportunity and with advice from Mordecai, she realized that she was chosen for a big move for her people, saving them at the right and certain time: “and who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” Ester saved the Jews, her people. 

Windows. We could just hope for a small window of relaxation, indulging in rest as a necessity. Gearing up for next adventures as an opportunity. Knowing that God will figure it all out is priceless. Don’t just pay attention to the wind, like Mary Poppins, pay attention to Him.

Windows. King David got one for the Ark. King Solomon got one for a temple. You get windows for Him too. Move if the window is open. He opens up them in His Time. He closes them too. After David set up the tent for the Ark, and organized the servants to watch it, God’s window allowed David to return home to bless his family.

We need to BE A GOD OPPORTUNIST. Watch for the windows and tell others where He is leading you. He’s always got the best plan. 

Be His. 

Amen 

From 1 Chronicles 16:29-36 (from David who seized the opportunity and brought back the Ark, but the Lord said not to build a building for it, that would be son Solomon’s opportunity.  Not all opportunities are ours… but praising Him is. )

Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; bring an offering and come before him. Worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness. Tremble before him, all the earth! The world is firmly established; it cannot be moved.

Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad; let them say among the nations, “The Lord reigns!”  Let the sea resound, and all that is in it; let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them! Let the trees of the forest sing, let them sing for joy before the Lord, for he comes to judge the earth.

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.

Cry out, “Save us, God our Savior; gather us and deliver us from the nations, that we may give thanks to your holy name, and glory in your praise.”  Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting. 

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