It ensures the mouths of others are silenced. It can awaken you from a deep sleep as an alarm clock.

It storms the stage, grabs the mic, and steals the limelight. It snatches the very words from your lips and impedes the thoughts of your mind.

The interrupter.

Whether it is a person who must be center stage or a phone call that changes the course of your agenda, we have all experienced it. We all know one. Maybe we are one!

While we usually implicate interruptions as being negative, they can, in fact, be positive. A good interruption would be your dog plopping himself in your lap uninvited; a pet who wants to be center of your stage as you work on the computer.  It would be a surprise visit from an old friend. Or, even better, a “God interruption.”

“While I was speaking and praying, confessing my sin and the sin of my people…-while I was still in prayer, Gabriel, the man I had seen in the earlier vision, came to me in swift flight…”- Daniel 9:2-21

Don’t you love it when God interrupts? When He steals the show?

It can take many forms, like an answer to your prayer before you finish praying. It can be a flood of peace washing over you in the midst of turmoil. Or an encounter with someone who is desperate to be shown Christ’s love through you. (We must not overlook these Divine “intrusions” in our day).

So, pardon my cutting in, but what will your interruption look like today?



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