From the Pastor
Pastor Mike Burns
903.567.2072 (Ext. 3002)
I have MY agenda, I have My
plans, I have My dreams, I have My goals, I have My ambitions. We just get too
busy! Usually we don’t mean to do so, but it happens. Because we’re too busy,
we don’t have time to serve. We treat Jesus and his Bride (the Church) in the
same way we do when we go to a hotel. We hang out the “do not disturb sign” on the door of our hearts. “DO NOT DISTURB.”
We do it all the time. However, when we need the hotel maid to come in and
clean up our mess in the room, then and only then, do we remove the “do not disturb” sign. Many treat God
the same way. Come into my heart or my “need” or into my problem and clean it
up. But after He is finished, we excuse Him from the room and hang out the “do not disturb" sign once again.
To become a real servant we have
to be open to being interrupted. That is real hard isn’t it? My favorite show
is coming on and your Mom asks you to do the dishes or the church asks you to
come out and help on a project or your neighbor needs some help. Following
Jesus means I am open to interruptions. This is the heart of a Christ-Follower.
It was the heart of Jesus when he moved among people. Almost every miracle and almost every act of ministry Jesus did, He did
when he was interrupted. For the
most part we can’t schedule in our service hours. In fact, it is in the interruptions
of our daily lives that God uses us to do some of His best work in other
people’s lives like healing, restorations, encouragement, and giving of hope.
If we really allow the Holy
Spirit to form a servant’s heart in us, like that of Jesus Christ, we don’t
mind being interrupted because our agenda is God’s agenda. We get up in the morning
and say, “Ok, God, you want to bring somebody in my life today? Go right ahead!
Just to remind us: “It is mostly in the “interruptions” of our
daily lives that Jesus is revealed through our serving Him as we serve others.”
Published on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 @ 9:16 AM CDT