Fresh Hope – 16th February 2016

Take a look on the side of your breakfast cereal packet this morning and you will find these words: please note that contents will settle during transportation.

How true that is for our lives too?

We have a tendency to settle as the years roll by.

Even Abraham on his way to the promised land stopped and settled half way.
Genesis 11:31 ‘Terah took his son Abram, his grandson Lot son of Haran, and his daughter-in-law Sarai, the wife of his son Abram, and together they set out from Ur of the Chaldeans to go to Canaan. But when they came to Harran, they settled there.’

Interestingly,  Harran means dry and parched.

Today is a challenge to everyone whose life has become predictable, boring, dry, parched, too safe and too settled.

If your life is ticking along just nicely then watch out – you could be in for a wake up call.

Often our lives get so comfortable that we lose all sense of why we exist, AND BEFORE LONG LIFE HAS PASSED US BY.

As someone once said, ‘the only difference between a rut and the grave is the depth.’

A volcano can lie dormant for years, even centuries, but when it erupts it changes the landscape.

From the word ‘eruption’,  we get the word ‘interruption’.

The Bible is littered with divine interruptions whereby God erupts in people’s lives. He does it on purpose and for a purpose.

Take Mary and Joseph’s life…everything was going so nicely and so normal, yet God steps in and seemingly wrecks the whole scene by announcing the supernatural arrival of Jesus.

That interruption was in order to bring His purpose for mankind.

I want you to get ready…

Jesus wants to set you free from the mundane, by interrupting us, surprising us, and even scaring us with His plan.

You never know when it will be. There is no warning sign…you just have to be ready. If you are tired of same old same old, then be aware that God is an interrupting God.
Some of us need a good interruption in order to give birth to God’s plan for our lives.

Often it will be the ridiculous that gives birth to the miraculous.

God interrupted my planned out life and career and replaced it with a call.
What is the aim of your life? Comfort or destiny?

How many of you want to pray ‘Lord, interrupt my life?’

When Mary faced the biggest and most daunting interruption of her life she simply said …’For no word from God will ever fail.’ ‘I am the Lord’s servant,’ ‘May your word to me be fulfilled.’ Then the angel left her’. (Luke 1 v 37-38)

Why not open your life up to God today and ask Him to interrupt you?

Pastor Mark

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