2018-06-05 - On Diversion
Our family has always produced plenty of first responders, including my grandfather-in-law who served as a Fire Chief for several decades. In addition, I worked for a law enforcement agency for a decade-and-a-half, serving mostly minority crime victims. Consequently, we always have a scanner on. This keeps us informed, affords us many opportunities to pray - and in the case of my victims - I was able to anticipate the needs I would face the next day at work.
While listening to scanners, we have noticed that more and more often, some of the major hospitals are “on diversion,” which means they request that ambulances take patients elsewhere, because they have all the patients that they feel they can care for, at that time.
Aren’t you glad that God is never “on diversion” from us? At any given moment, people all over the world are praying to God, but He always has time to hear each individual’s prayers. We may not understand it, but we know that it is true. He is always available, always on duty.
Psalm 121:4 Behold, He who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.
Likewise, we should never hold ourselves “on diversion” from the Lord or his calling on our lives. We should never be too busy to pray, nor too busy to do the work that He prepares for us - whether that work is planned and known ahead, or it arrives as an “interruption.”
Every day, we need to pray that God will make us aware of His callings on our lives, and will enable us to be sensitive and obedient to His spirit.
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