SCRIPTURE: NEHEMIAH 1:4a
“As soon as I heard these words I sat down and wept and mourned for days.”
In today’s modern age, people are busier than ever before. We have jobs that are demanding, phones that are distracting, not to mention our families, friends and, if we are lucky, a hobby. It is hard with so much on our plate to find room for one more thing. Nehemiah was probably no different. He was a very influential man who had many important things to do. But when he hears the bad report about Jerusalem, something very interesting happen; he sits down.
Often times we are so busy that we can’t find the time to just sit down and hear from God. Part of the journey of faith is being able to get alone with God and pray. Nehemiah sat down and wept and mourned. He poured his heart out to God. If we are going to make a difference as a church, we must allow our burden to drive us to prayer. That means we will need to clear out the distractions and sit down. Many times our lives are so busy that there is no pace for a divine interruption. We have schedules and plans, but maybe God wants to interrupt those plans. God rarely does something great without interrupting someone’s life.
Can God interrupt your life and your lifestyle? Are you able to sit down and make some room for Him to work in your life?
Set some extra time aside today for God to speak to you. Spend some time opening your heart to the Holy Spirit. God will begin to lead you as you consider your role in this Story faith journey. He wants to give you a divine interruption.
“God, I know my life is busy, but today I want to allow you to interrupt my schedule. Please lead me today as I step out in faith. I want to hear from you today.”