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I awoke a few mornings ago to the sound of ceramic crashing to the kitchen floor. My body rocketed about six feet off the bed. But then I glanced at the alarm clock and realized that it was just Grant getting ready for work and destroying the kitchen making breakfast.

I was sure that one of my favorite coffee mugs had met its end, but as it was only 4:30 am, I didn’t care enough to get out of bed. I laid back on my pillow, possibly grumbled something about people breaking things and making messes, and went back to sleep.

When I stumbled into the kitchen two hours later, I noticed a stronger-than-usual coffee aroma, but I couldn’t find evidence that anything was broken. Then I saw this note on the fridge: “Bend our knees daily — coffee.”

That evening, Grant filled in the blanks. He had been trying to get to work early and thought he didn’t have time for a quiet time. But in his hurry, he knocked over the coffee canister (which amazingly didn’t break) and spent at least five minutes on his knees cleaning coffee grounds out of every crack and crevice in the surrounding area.

His response to this amazed me. Rather than being irritated at losing five minutes, he saw it as a wake-up call from God. “Those were five minutes I didn’t think I had,” he said. Five minutes spent on his knees.

Grant would tell you that he doesn’t necessarily see every minute detail of his life as a message from God. Sometimes a mosquito bite is just a mosquito bite — unless it is shaped like a crucifix or the virgin Mary.

That was a joke.

But God can certainly use the minute details of our lives to speak to us if we’re listening. Have you ever had the experience of seeing the same theme repeated numerous times through a sermon, and a song, and a commercial, and a stranger, and an email from a long-lost friend? At one time or another most of us have probably said something like, “God must be trying to tell me something.”

What if we were to listen a little more closely? Could it be that God is speaking to us far more often than we realize? When there is a hiccup in our schedules, or an unexpected blessing, or uneasiness in our hearts, do we just plow ahead, or do we ever stop to consider that God might be pursuing us in those moments, beckoning us to find our satisfaction in him?

If we asked God to tune our ears to his heavenly frequency, would he?

Lord, give us ears to hear.

“Don’t shuffle along, eyes to the ground, absorbed with the things right in front of you. Look up, and be alert to what is going on around Christ — that’s where the action is. See things from his perspective.” – Col. 3:2 (The Message)


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