This past weekend I had to travel to Greensboro, North Carolina to speak at the Refuse to Do Nothing event at Westover Church. There are several ministries in the Charlotte area I’ve connected with in the fight against sex trafficking and I wanted to meet with them face to face, so I drove up a day early and stopped in Charlotte. I scheduled one breakfast meeting and one lunch meeting. Right when I was supposed to start my breakfast meeting, the lady I was meeting called and said,
Are you up for an adventure?
Keep in mind, I’ve never met this woman face to face. I’m cautious, but I also know life with God is like Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride. You never know where you’re going or what you’ll do, but as long as you know Who is in control, you’re good.
My friend pulled up, and I jumped in her van. Now for those of you freaking out after you’ve heard me talk about safety tips with social media, I recognized her before she saw me. I knew her voice and I knew what we were about to go do.
She drove to a safe house and we met with a young woman who was planning to leave the restorative care program for survivors of sex trafficking. This young lady was smart, beautiful, and a lover of Jesus. She had just had a bad couple of days and needed someone to sit with her and allow her to voice her frustrations and talk through them. It was beautiful to watch my friend be Jesus to this young lady. By the time we left, the girl’s plan for the day was to move her things from the front door back into her room and reorganize them.
Crisis avoided. I witnessed a miracle. The enemy had all but talked this young lady into leaving a safe place and she would have ended up back on the streets, subject to abuse and captivity again. However, the enemy did not win this battle, but only because my friend was willing to have her life interrupted.
Rarely do we see God move in a systematic, scheduled way.
Throughout scripture, miracles break into life in the form of an interruption.
The woman who was healed from the blood issue interrupted Jesus while he was traveling to heal a man’s sick daughter [Matthew 9:20-22]. Jesus was at a wedding, minding His own business when His mother approached Him with the news there was no more wine for the celebration [John 2:1-11].
Jesus wasn’t just approachable, He was interruptable. So many of us live our lives by a schedule and a clock. I’m guilty of it from time to time. What about you?
What we see as an interruption, may, in fact, be God calling us to step into a situation so we can witness or be part of a miracle.
Don’t miss out on the chance to see God move. You may even be blessed to be part of someone else’s miracle. Are you willing to be interrupted?
If you have a story of how God broke into your day with a miracle, please share it in the comments. I’d love to hear about it and I know others would be blessed by it also.