Divine Interruptions

Sharon Jaynes A Sudden Glory, Expectant Living, Listening to God 11 Comments

Sometimes I get so busy, I forget to slow down and experience God’s presence all around me. Does that every happen to you? Let’s stop now and ponder His presence through a few words from A Sudden Glory.

All day long God is working in and around us. It is so easy to simply go about the task of living without seeing God’s handprints on our circumstances and footprints on our paths. When we see life as a “to-do list” to check off, or random acts of fortune to celebrate or misfortune to endure, we miss seeing God and hearing His voice as the scarlet thread that connects the moments and the days of our lives.

Frederick Buechner noted, “All the absurd little meetings, decisions, inner skirmishes that go to make up our days. It all adds up to very little, and yet it all adds up to very much. Our days are full of nonsense, and yet not, because it is precisely into the nonsense of our days that God speaks to us words of great significance…”

When Jesus came to earth in human form, He had a definite plan and purpose. The Bible tells us, “The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work,”

(I John 3:8). Another translation says it this way: “The reason the Son of God was made manifest (visible) was to undo (destroy, loosen and dissolve) the works of the devil [has done]” (Amplified).

Even though Jesus’ plan and purpose were clearly stated, He welcomed interruptions when His Father placed someone in His path. Jesus turned aside to care for the woman caught in adultery. He turned aside to heal a blind man. He turned aside to bless children even though the disciples tried to shoo them away.

He turned aside to heal a woman who had been bleeding for twelve years. He turned aside to speak to curious Zacchaeus perched in a tree. He turned aside to woo a frightened insecure fourteen-year-old girl and welcome her with open arms – me.

Jesus paid attention to the circumstances of those around Him as he went from one place of ministry to the next. He noticed a woman mourning in a funeral procession for her only son, a woman drawing water by a well, and a lame man lying by a pool. To those looking on, they may have seen each of these situations as an interruption in Jesus’ busy schedule, but Jesus saw them as divine appointments.

Today, as you go through the tasks of daily living, pay attention to those around you. You never know when someone in your path may be your special assignment from God.

Dear Lord, I have so much to do today, but nothing is as important as what You have for me to do. Help me to pay attention to the lives around me and recognize any special assignments that You may have for me today. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Will you take time to look for God’s glory in the little and the large today? If so, leave a comment to say, “I will!”

A Sudden Glory: God’s Lavish Response to Your Ache for Something More, is all about raising your expectations to experience the full, abundant life that Jesus came to give. If you’ve settled for a ho-hum, so-so Christian life, it is time to start enjoying the abundant life Jesus came to give. God wants you to experience His presence every day through moments of sudden glory where He makes His presence known. Ready to get started? Download a free sample chapter or watch the videos here! The book also includes a Bible Study Guide in the back that is perfect for groups!

 

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  1. Yes, I ‘m ready to listen to the divine interruptions in life. What a good way to view all the distractions and daily interruptions as a way to stop and become involved with others and their needs. Thank you for these words.

  2. I will and did. Cried on my way to work after having a fun chat with my adult daughter who for years was lost from God and her parents. She is no longer gone. God answered prayers of many.

  3. Yes, I will! Father use me in whatever way you see fit for me. May I ever be your hands and feet and recognize those opportunities that you place before me. Help me notice those around me and slow down from my busy, noisy days to see the things that you see

  4. I thank you for reminding me that no matter what I’m facing today God hasn’t forgotten my needs and will answer according to his will giving me more time to concentrate on those around me. Praise be to the Lord who knows all things, sees all things and orders all things. His sovereignty cannot be changed.

  5. We worship the God of more then enough…He has us in the palm of His wonderful hand ..He has promised us He will never leave us …His Word said all His promises are Yes and Amen.
    Praise God for His word

  6. Oh, Sharon! This touched me to the core this morning. I printed it out so that I can read it every day! Thank you so much. Please Lord, let me see you at work in my life and let me reflect your light to others. Amen.

  7. I know exactly what you mean! Jesus did the same for me! He has sheltered me and protected me more than anyone could expect, and now I use my prayers to help and touch lives oh those I see I can help no other way! I am always wanting to help others going though hard times and hoping God will allow me to show them what a divine awesome healer he is❤

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