Ann Voskamp tells of losing the diamond from her wedding ring somewhere coming in from the barn and evening chores. A 2mm, .05 carat diamond — the only precious stone she’d ever known.
Then Ann points out that “if you multiply the volume of a .05 carat diamond by the number of weeks in 90 years (4,680), it adds up to just under one tablespoon.” That means if you live to be 90 years old, all the weeks of your life add up to a spoonful of diamonds. Just one spoonful of diamonds.
While losing the diamond from your wedding ring is very sad, it doesn’t compare with losing a week of your life. Diamonds can be replaced. But your life cannot.
Dear sister, do you understand that God values every week of your life? He has put you on this earth for a reason–primarily because He wants to have fellowship with you every single day. You bring glory to Him by your relationship with Him–not just by what you do. The older I get, the more clearly I see this. Accomplishment is not God’s primary goal for you. It’s intimacy with Himself. A heart-relationship.
You can have this relationship at any point in your day–while working at your job, caring for your child, or deciding what you’re going to have for dinner tonight. You can find that intimacy with God when you’re heart is broken by your husband’s infidelity or the funeral of your dearest friend or receiving the doctor’s report that your condition is life-threatening. God is there, waiting to talk with you and to hold you in His arms. He says, “Come to Me, come to Me. . .” (Matthew 11:28).
You don’t have to go through life alone. The one who said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you” (Hebrews 13:5) is waiting for you to turn your life and your situation over to Him totally. Pour out your heart to Him. Lean on Him for all that you need. Experience the sense of His presence with you each step of your day. You don’t need to settle for less.
One Spoonful of Diamonds. Each diamond represents a week of your life, so don’t waste a single one. Make every day an opportunity to experience God’s touch on your life as you love Him with all of your heart.
Conversation with God: Lord, I want that intimate relationship with You. With all of my heart I come to You right now and turn my life and my problems over to You.
What in your life hinders you from having intimacy with God?
 “How to Mine Your 2015 For Unexpected Diamonds,” by Ann Voskamp, from A Holy Experience for January 6, 2015.