The Language of Circumstances

January 29, 2015

Today’s reading from Oswald Chambers’ daily devotional, “My Utmost For His Highest” immediately made me think of some of my favorite ripe banana stories. Here’s what it said:

“Has the voice of God come to you directly? If it has, you cannot mistake the intimate insistence with which it has spoken to you. God speaks in the language you know best- not through your ears, but through your circumstances.”

There have been too many moments in my life to count where I have heard in my heart God clearly speaking to me via my circumstances. The following stories are but a few examples:

Up Close & Personal

Chocolate Soft-Serve

Nutella Brownies


Off the Bat

An Escort Home

Blessed Assurance in the Form of a Vespa Ride

A Letter From the Lord

Car Accidents & Road Kill


An Unexpected Ride

Free Flight

Miracle Drugs

Color Me Rad

Déjà Vu 

The Right Place at the Right Time

A $10 Bill & a Ripe Banana

Ripe Pomegranates

and of course… Ripe Bananas


How has the Lord spoken to you through your circumstances?

What might He be communicating to you through your present circumstances?


2 thoughts on “The Language of Circumstances

  1. Thinking of you and praying for your ministry, Hillary! Fun to read your stories and funny to hear the one about Hollies Nutella brownies! I introduced myself to your parents when I saw them in the photos! Any luck connecting with Dush? Blessings, Sharon Bertrand from Perspectives

    Sent from my iPhone



    • Sharon, thank you so much for your sweet note and for your prayers!!! I haven’t been able to connect with him yet but haven’t forgotten either. Transportation has been an issue until now, one I hope will be remedied soon! Dio ti benedica!


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