Routine is a wonderful thing! It is when we are on a schedule, with a to-do list in our hands that many of us are the happiest. After all there are priorities to shuffle and things to accomplish! We often look upon interruptions with disfavor and irritation. This reaction is especially true if we are Christ followers; after all some of these tasks are part of a divine mission! Well maybe we would not put it like that but when we are on an outreach project or a task that would benefit others in the community of faith we are apt to lapse into a “I know what is best for me right now, and this is not” attitude. We may even think of interruptions as opposition to our good woods on God’s behalf! Yet sometimes there are speed bumps in the journey we are taking with Jesus. He changes our plans, reverses our course and we are confused. But our God speaks and acts in the world today much as he did with those shepherds. they were in the midst of their routine and then the angel of the Lord showed up! It got their attention, their fear turned to curiosity, and their curiosity turned to action. What they discovered was just as the angle had said.
“…He has shown kindness by giving you rain from heave and crops in their seasons; he provides you with plenty of food and fills your hearts with joy.” (Acts 14:17)
Share: Share a time when your schedule was interrupted, and you were frustrated.
Encourage: Encourage someone you may know that sometimes God has a different plan, and we need to be flexible with our schedules.
Inventory: Is God apart of your schedule? Do you include Him in your daily plans?