God is not unjust; He will not forget your work and the love you have shown Him as you have helped His people and continue to help them. Hebrews 6:10
Hello Friends. I pray you had a wonderful week and saw the presence of the LORD at work in your life. I want us today to think about interruptions that occur in our lives. How do we respond to interruptions? Usually we don’t respond well because we have a plan and a schedule we feel like we must adhere to. Could these interruptions be preordained by our Heavenly Father because He has something of kingdom importance for us to do? Search your heart today and think about past interruptions. Ask your Savior and LORD, did I miss an opportunity to be obedient to Your call of service? Then be prepared to watch for interruptions (God’s call to kingdom service) and allow yourself to follow Christ wherever He may lead.
As Christian women it is important for us to strive to live our lives with purpose, perspective, and persistence. Where do we get our purpose and perspective? Where do we get the ability to be persistent? Only from our precious Savior and LORD. Lysa Terkeurst reveals in her book What Happens When Women Say Yes to God, “A sign of spiritual maturity is looking to God for our purpose and our perspective.” I encourage you today to prayerfully seek out the purpose that God has for your life. Ask your Heavenly Father to give you godly perspective concerning interruptions in your life. Prayerfully ask God to reveal Himself to you as these interruptions occur. Choose to look at the interruptions as a glorious adventure with your Savior and LORD. The lives that will be touched and the blessings received will never be fully recognized until we enter into glory.
Our love for our Savior and LORD should compel us to look for God’s purpose, even in the interruptions which occur in our life. Even when the interruptions are difficult, we can trust God. God tells us in Romans 8:28 – And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to His purpose. When we come to the place in our spiritual walk with our Heavenly Father, where we truly trust Him, our perspective changes. We will begin to view things with eternity in mind.
As we travel on this journey through life, we can be comforted to know that our Savior and LORD is our provision and our protection. There will be times when interruptions occur and you will feel weary and weak. Cry out to God and ask Him to be your portion. Lysa Terkeurst states in her book, “How can God be our Ultimate Provider if we aren’t ever lacking and in need?” God tells us in 1 Timothy 6:17 – Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant not to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. Lamentations 3:22-24 – Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, “The LORD is my portion ; therefore I will wait for him.”
Sweet friend, view interruptions from this time forward with a new perspective, a godly perspective. Look at interruption in YOUR plans and YOUR goals as opportunities to grow spiritually. Whatever the interruption may be, if it is purposed and planned by God, the outcome is in His hands. Isaiah 14:24 – The LORD Almighty has sworn, “Surely, as I have planned, so it will be, and as I have purposed, so it will stand.”
Dear Heavenly Father….I pray today that we will begin to serve you out of delight, not duty. I pray LORD that you will reveal to us Your purpose, and place in us Your perspective. LORD as we serve, help us to serve with persistence. You alone are our strength. Help us Father to look to you for our provision and protection. You are our ultimate provider. Help us to recognize this and give You the honor, glory, and praise. Sweet LORD lead us to accept the interruptions, You have placed before us. Thank You LORD for allowing me to serve. In Jesus Precious Holy Name I Pray….AMEN.