Do Not Disturb

 

By Jayme Hull—

Have you ever been on vacation and put the DO NOT DISTURB sign on the Hotel door? Have you ever created a doorknob craft with your kids or grandkids and wrote with big capital letters, DO NOT DISTURB?

I started to think about this sign and how it relates to us as Christians.

We call ourselves Christians, but is God invited to be a part of our daily lives? Unfortunately, we want the benefits of Christianity, but not necessarily the responsibility that comes along with our faith in Jesus Christ. As Christians we are commanded to follow God’s Word and include the presence of the Holy Spirit in our daily lives. How are we doing in this area?

Let’s look at each Stage of Life Category and see how this might apply.

Single or widowed Adults:

  • Are you worried or discontented with your circumstances?
  • Have you become so independent that you don’t even depend on God?
  • Does your DO NOT DISTURB sign reveal where you’re really standing or what you are struggling with?

Married:

  • Have you depended on God to help you be the godly spouse God has called you to be?
  • Be honest, how are things going? Have you made Christ the center of your marriage?
  • Does your DO NOT DISTURB sign say, “I can handle this on my own.”
  • You know how independent I am. I’ve got this one covered.

Parents and Grandparents:

  • Are you parenting out of fear and desperation?
  • Are you including God’s Word in your parental decision-making?
  • Have you posted the DO NOT DISTURB sign with frustration and worry?
  • Are you too stressed to spend time with God?

Senior Citizen:

  • Do you feel like you have done your time?
  • Is your DO NOT DISTURB sign in Large Print?
  • Are you depending on all of your years of experience instead of depending on God?

Is there anything in your life at this present time that you prefer God to not interfere with or interrupt the way things are going? Are you secretly looking for a solution to the DO NOT DISTURB sign? Take some time right now to stop and pray and ask God to forgive you for putting out your DO NOT DISTURB sign then take the sign down and replace it with WELCOME GOD! MY HEART IS YOURS!

Let’s look at one-way to start changing the sign from DO NOT DISTURB to WELCOME GOD! MY HEART IS YOURS! We can begin by surrendering everything to the Lord Jesus Christ in a humble prayer. There is power in prayer. The Bible tells us we serve a Savior who is strong and mighty to answer. Jesus desires to restore and redeem us but first we must come with a humble heart believing He will answer our prayers. Ask the Holy Spirit to help you with your unbelief and strive to believe God rewards those who seek him. Hebrews 11:6 (NIV)

Be encouraged. Today is a new day. Psalm 30:5 (NIV) “…joy comes in the morning.” You and I can start today by inviting Jesus into our lives on a daily basis each morning. Together let’s put up the sign that reads:  WELCOME GOD! MY HEART IS YOURS!

 

 

 

Jayme Hull: Jayme is a graduate of New York University with a B.A. in Speech Communication Education and Musical Theater. She married her high school sweetheart John and together they live in Nashville TN. Jayme and John have three incredible godly adult children, two beautiful daughter-in-laws that love the Lord and one granddaughter . She went to NYC to meet the Broadway Entertainment world but instead she met the Lord Jesus Christ as her personal Savior. From that moment on her life was changed forever. Her new ministry, Woman Face toFace, is a Christ centered, Bible based, non-denomination ministry to equip women of all ages and stages of life to learn how to help each other as a mentor or being mentored. Check out the website at www.jaymeleehull.com

3 Comments

  1. 3-5-2014

    Jayme, your post stirred some things that I have been pondering as we enter the season of Lent. Thank for asking the hard questions.

    • 3-7-2014

      Penny, I pray you will be encouraged as you seek God and allow Him to reveal His plan and purpose for you during this season of lent. Blessings
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  2. 3-7-2014

    love your heart for god my friend! I am standing in the back applauding your words. xo

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