Walking through target a couple of weeks ago a lady stopped me and began telling me her story. Her husband left, her bills were due, and her apartment complex fined her. She had a job, she was responsible, but she needed a little extra help. As she talked, I found myself zoning out about my grocery list and how long it was going to take JT to start crying from being still in the basket. None the less, her story touched me. I told her if I helped her she had to let me pray for her. So in the middle of target I put a hand on her forehead and we went at it.lol
Almost every time that Jesus performed a miracle it was because he was interrupted. The woman with the issue of blood stopped Him while he was walking with the disciples in a crowd. He multiplied fish in the middle of a sermon that 4k + were attending. And, a sick man was literally lowered through a roof while He was teaching.lol But, when did Jesus ever say, “Um, I’m actually in the middle of something right now, can you come back tomorrow?” He didn’t see it as an interruption, He saw it as opportunity to serve. He was available to minister.
In the moment, I was tempted to tell her I didn’t have any cash (which I didn’t) and keep it pushing. I had things to do. Instead, after we prayed I said, “you’re going to have to walk with me while I finish shopping and I’ll get cash back when I check out.” So we walked around target and talked about her life, her kids, and her needs.
How many times have I missed secret opportunities to minister to people because I chose to be unavailable. We shout “use me Jesus!” but are we really available when He sends disruptions to the flow of our day? To serve Jesus we have to be willing to be interrupted like He was. We can’t say we serve Jesus and not serve others. Drop a 🙋🏽♀️and let God know, you’re ready to be interrupted today. Show Him you love Him by serving those who He loves. #igottimetoday
1 Peter 4:10-11 (MSG)“Most of all, love each other as if your life depended on it. Love makes up for practically anything. Be quick to give a meal to the hungry, a bed to the homeless—cheerfully. Be generous with the different things God gave you, passing them around