We had a wonderful time chatting and eating the delicious food and deserts you made. Thank you so much for all who kindly brought in a dish. Our fellowship time was followed by worship and our first DVD Session on the book of Jonah.
We learned that Jonah is the only prophet who ran away from what God wanted Him to do and we are like him when we do the same.
We also learned to look at our interrupted life as the privileged life. It is an opportunity to partner with God in what He is doing in us and through us. I like Priscilla’s suggestion that instead of calling an interruption in our plans an “interruption”, we need to see it as a “divine intervention. Wow! I like that. That changes my perspective on interruptions.
Lastly, we learned that the interrupted life is the cure for the search for significance. As a result we were asked to be the hands and feet of God. To ask God to reveal to us where He would have us be of service to the lost and outcast. Who are some people who nobody is reaching out to? As a member of the Vineyard Women’s Ministry I want us to respond to this challenge. I’m thinking of ways that we can respond to this challenge, I hope you are to.
The other thing Priscilla asked us to ponder was “How has your life been interrupted lately?” Boy do I have answers to that. As some of you know, my husband, who for the last nine years, has been working as a substance abuse counselor for a recovery center was told a couple months ago that the recovery center was being moved to Miami. That was an interruption. A change in our plans or rather yet God’s plan for our lives. But true to His word, God worked all things out and my husband is now in full time ministry. What seemed hopeless God turned into hope. As such, I’m sure you can understand why the following is my favorite statement from last night ”
“God often sends us into the hopeless place because it’s in the hopeless place that we can see the hope of God.”
What interruption, or rather “divine intervention” has happened to you lately? Do you have a favorite statement from last nigh?