Messy Interruptions May be Opportunities to Serve
The hustle and bustle time of year is here as we all strive to accomplish as much as we can before Christmas Eve arrives. I’d like to suggest we’d be wise to keep watch for opportunities to bless that are often disguised as messy interruptions. Our to-do-list isn’t always tuned into God’s plans; so let’s abide in Christ so His purposes are fulfilled in and through us.
This week on HopeStreamRadio.com , I’m speaking about messy interruptions (Here’s the link: Perfect Beauty). You’ll also find links to all my podcasts here: Walking with Hope.
Heed His Whispers
Help us heed the whispers
Along December’s way
As we head into a season
That takes our breath away
May we notice the needy
With a gift, a smile, or hug
And perhaps it’s us who needs it
More than the other does
Help us hear the carols
Playing each Advent day
As their words sing of Jesus
Our hope, our help, our Way.
The Spirit of the LORD is on me,
because he has anointed me
to preach good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the
to proclaim freedom for the captives
and release from darkness for the
and provide for those who grieve in
to bestow on them a crown of beauty
instead of ashes,
Isaiah 63:1 & 3 NIV
Have you recently experienced some amazing moments brought to you by a messy interruption? I’m nosy-to-know.
Again, here’s this week’s podcast link: Perfect Beauty. I wrote the transcript for this podcast a few weeks before starting to read Ann Voskamp’s book: The Broken Way. I was thrilled to discover her book also reminds us to befriend interruptions as opportunities to serve. Please, dear friends, be open to the wounded. You may find yourself in need of the same grace you have graciously given (or not given). I need this reminder too. All. The. Time.
Advent Blessings ~ Wendy
28 thoughts on “Messy Interruptions May be Opportunities to Serve”
Lovely, as always 🙂
Thank you, dear Linda. <3
Wonderful words and pictures!
Thank you, Steve. Blessings.
Well, this is just perfect, Wendy. The poem along with the scripture was such a blessing. Thank you and bless you!
Thank you, dear Debbie. The Trumpeter swans remind me of angels. <3
Oh my yes, Wendy! They do to me too!
What a great reminder going into the Christmas season! I hope to receive interruptions as opportunities. Too many times I see them in hindsight as missed opportunities! Maybe with your encouragement I’ll be ready to catch them in time:) Thank you! Patty
Thank you, dear Patty. This post helped me see a recent situation with the eyes-of-love opportunity. Writing this made me strive to practice it better. <3
It’s such a wonderful reminder. Thank you Wendy. ❤️
Thank you, dear Laura. <3 I'm in daily-need of it.
This book is on my list….thank you for reminding me.
You’ll love it, dear Laurie. It’s inspiring and life-changing. <3
Lovely & important post~
Thank you, dear Cindy. <3
Beautiful. I love your voice. I just soak it in with a smile. Hugging you, sister. <3
Thank you, dear Shelli. I love your videos; let me know if you do a new one. xo
A beautiful and inspiring post, Wendy, with a lovely message. Thank you for sharing this and especially during this season! <3
Little did I know, at the time I wrote this, I’d feel a nudge to step out of my comfort zone. I was mightily blessed for doing so too. <3 Thank you, dear Iris.
This really blessed me. Ever since my work schedule changed from two days a week to five days a week it has been hard for me to have devotions. I have missed the sweet fellowship with my blogging friends, as well. Today I have so much that needs to be done like housework, grocery shopping, and going to the laundromat. But instead I just slept in really late, and decided to focus on spiritual food. Thank you so much for sharing this.
Dear Theresa, good on you for sleeping in. Housework can wait—but our health won’t. I slept in a wee bit today too; there’s no way I can stay up late and get away with it. 🙂 Sometimes I can’t put a book down. Thank you for the visit here; I’m behind in reading blogs and hope to savor a bunch soon. <3
Wendy lovely post and photo’s wishing you a happy New Year with peace and blessing to your family.
Thank you. Blessings to you and your family, too, dear Kath. xo
<3 loved your poem. How beautiful is our God to search us out even when we struggle to see Him.
Thank you, T.R. It’s nice to meet you. Yes, I love how God pursues us passionately and yet still allows us the freedom to reject Him. We’re blessed to believe and receive His grace. <3
We most certainly are indeed : )