"Then answered Amos, and said to Amaziah, I was no prophet, neither was I a prophet's son;
but I was an herdman, and gatherer of sycamore fruit: And the Lord took me as I followed the flock, and the Lord said unto me, Go, prophesy unto my people Israel." Amos 7:14-15 KJV
(H) – stands for Hebrew and is found in the Old Testament.
(G) – stands for Greek and is found in the New Testament.
Have you ever had a plan for the weekend or even a weekday that fell through? You have mapped out the route for your life, began to walk it out, and then lo and behold…"The Disturbance." This disturbance comes in many forms: losing a loved one, divorce, break-ups, loss of job, or any other life circumstance. Often times we get upset when disturbances occur in our lives, but we as people of the Most High God have to realize God's ways aren't ours. Consider this: when God created us, he didn't consult with us. We were and are created for his glory and his use. Isaiah 43:7 states "Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him"…, pay close attention to the fact God says "…for I have created him for my glory…," so everything you face, will bring him glory. I do want to bring out "called by my name," everyone has the ability to hear the call of God, but only the chosen will answer (Matthew 22:2-14 focus on verse 14: "For many are called, but few are chosen").
Major and minor disturbances are God's way of getting our attention. These disturbances are also known as "Godly Interruptions" come to let us know it's time to go higher and deeper in Him. I will not lighten this by saying "these disturbances won't carry with it some pain, but remember and trust Romans 8:28 "And we know (G1492 - to see [perceive by ANY senses]) that ALL things (G3596 - the WHOLE) work together (G4903 - help in work, be a partner in labour; to put forth power together with and thereby to assist) for good (G18 - of good nature or constitution; useful; pleasant) to them that (G3754 - since) love (G25 - AGAPAO [to love dearly]) God, to them who are (G5607 - being) the called (G2822 - invited; to be divinely selected and appointed) according to HIS purpose (G4286 - a setting forth of a thing). Consider this: the prophet Amos had no thoughts of being a prophet, nor did he come from a prophetic line; but when the Lord disturbed him while working as a herdman, he followed. The question to the body of Christ is: Will you go?
I am an authorized scribe for Bishop Alvin J. McCoy. Bishop McCoy is the Prelate and Founder of Apostolic Ministries Inc. with ministries in several states. Bishop McCoy is married to Elder Lisa McCoy and has authored two books: One God, One God Only and Words of Life.