Stop the Interruptions – or Not?

Sunday our Pastor shared a story about an interruption… and it turned out to be ministry in the truest sense of the word.  A professor shared a thought with him while in Seminary, and it is so true.  Like me, maybe you have heard it before, but it truly resonated with me this time.  “Ministry happens in the interruptions”.  An interruption can be an opportunity to serve.
Let’s think about it.
  • You are headed out of the house … the phone rings and someone has a need. Do we stop and listen?  Do we call back?
  • You are in the middle of something, and an email comes through about someone needing help.  Do we stop and pray, send a card?
  • You are on an airplane ready to read your book or listen to music, and the person next to you begins to share.  Do we pay attention and ‘listen’ to their heart?  Is it a God appointment?
I have been praying the Prayer of Jabez, that the Lord would bless me indeed, expand my territory, and expand my sphere of influence for Him.  (1 Chronicles 4:10) 
The thing is I need to pay attention, become more aware of the interruptions, and be more sensitive to His prompting.  It may just be the blessings He has in mind.  
These may be promptings in our spirits to stop and pray or to reach out to someone.   Sometimes they interrupt our life, our schedule, our plans.  Those interruptions may also be the blessing that God has for us.  The gift that He has planned for you today.
Til next time



QUESTION:    What do think about interruptions?  Can they be more than a ‘stop’ in your day?

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