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365 Daily Whispers of Wisdom for Busy Women

Schedules fill quickly, to-do lists stretch for miles. Whether it’s career, kids and family, volunteering, homemaking, or all of the above, it’s sometimes hard to find the time to focus on our most important relationship—with our heavenly Father.

This daily devotional is the perfect way to jump-start your spiritual life and will meet you right where you are today. Whether you’re experiencing an I’ve-to-everything-under-control day or a frazzled I’ll-never-get-everything-done day, 365 Daily Whispers of Wisdom for Busy Women will refresh your spirit and remind you that you aren’t alone on the journey.

Can God Interrupt You?
In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps.
PROVERBS 16:9  NIV

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Before rushing out of the house each morning, we grab our calendars or PalmPilots. Our day is efficiently planned.  We are eager to check off our to do list.  But wait!  The phone suddenly rings.  There is an unexpected knock at the door.  The car tire is flat.  How do we react when our plans are interrupted?  Do frustration, resentment and anger quickly surface?  We have places to go and people to meet!  We do not have time for interruptions!

Have you ever considered that perhaps God has ordained our interruptions?  A friend could be calling in need of encouragement.  God knew you’d be just the right person to lift her spirits.  Maybe the knock on the door is a lost child seeking help. Perhaps, just perhaps, God may be trying to get your attention.  

There is nothing wrong with planning your day.  However, we have such limited vision.  God sees the big picture.  Be open.  Be flexible.  Allow God to change your plans in order to accomplish His divine purposes.  Instead of becoming frustrated, look for ways the Lord might be working.  Be willing to join Him.  When you do, interruptions will become blessings.

Dear Lord,
forgive me when I am so rigidly locked into my own agenda that I miss Yours. Give me Your eternal perspective so that I may be open to divine interruptions. Amen.

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Author: Julie Rayburn (co-author)
Formats: Paperback
Retail Price: $9.97
Publisher: Barbour
Resource Type: Julie Rayburn Devotional
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Julie’s blog posts and devotionals are an extension of her journaling that begun after returning from a medical mission trip to Guyana, South America over 15 years ago. While “out of her comfort zone,” she heard the Lord speak very clearly. Upon returning, she yearned to discern His voice amidst the clamor of everyday life. Julie embarked upon a journey to listen and recorded spiritual insights gleaned from God’s Word in her journal. That journey continues today as she encourages and inspires others to listen and apply God’s truth.