Writing on the Walls; My Secret Addiction; and Untainted Truth
Picking up the permanent oil paint marker, I ascend the ladder till the popcorn ceiling is teasing my hair. Pausing, like a lion about to conquer its prey, I perch and allow the anticipation of the first stroke to fully rise past the point of no return. Without cognizant thought, my hand launches forward and the first stroke is applied to the wall. Words appear in whimsical font. Words stringing together into sentences that are important to my heart.
I honestly don't know when this secret addiction with writing on things other than paper started, but it often overtakes me and I find myself penning words on walls, chairs, tables, clothing, chalkboards,
globes, and pretty much anything that can be written on at all hours of the day and night. It is my trademark. It is my way of conveying to the world the message of my heart. How do you get your life message out to this world we reside in?
I used to think I was odd because of this writing addiction. Then I stumbled across a story in the Old Testament. Seems God liked to write on walls also. God reached through time and wrote on a King's wall with a human hand while the King and his party people watched. Talk about the ultimate in party surprises!?! He interrupted their party to get their undivided attention and remind them of His sovereign truth regarding the items they were using to celebrate. (I don't know about you, but that would certainly get my attention.) He was warning them to stop their behavior; humble themselves; and return to Him. Unfortunately, the King did not take the writing on the wall seriously and He was dead by that evening. (If you want to read the story, it is in Daniel 5:1-30).
What is it that God has made clear to you and you have chosen to ignore? Maybe He hasn't written it on the wall, chalkboard, or chair but you know He is speaking untainted truth to you and you need to humble yourself and return to Him. Why not stop right now and surrender. He can be counted on to forgive and bathe you in His mercy and grace.
Until We Chat Again,
The Plank-Eyed Girl