This piece is about how God brings about peace & purpose
But before, God usually will disturb us
Where do your thoughts go to, if God said to you:
I want to come in and disturb your life, to transform it, so heed My advice
See, God’s grace is sufficient, but is our faith deficient?
Is the thought of this disturbance too immense, do we automatically put up a fence?
The wall of excuses as a defense
Would He be well received, invited in since it’s to Christ we cleave
With confident faith, because we trust and believe
or are we reluctant, hesitant, viewing this, as only something to grieve?
So, would we be, receptive to experience and see, or just ready to leave?
Don’t be naïve, don’t be deceived,
a God disturbance should be welcomed and well received,
If we negatively answer: God don’t disturb, stop knocking at my heart, it’s not a drum
An infection deadly as cancer, this is when our hearts start to get hard and numb
God calls us out, and brings to light what we are all about, from sin to doubt
He prompts us to pick up and Read HIS Word
But some of us respond with, God, do not disturb
He urges us to put into practice what we’ve heard and Serve
And again some respond: God, do not disturb
I know we all have our own plans and dreams, our own goals and schemes
Different roles and themes, but it seems, most are misled by the American dream
These parts we play, the hopes we have, what do they really convey?
Is it self-centeredness put on display, money making materialism, are we being led astray?
Or do our lives portray, a sincere faith following God’s grace, loyal not to betray?
We get busy, preoccupied, and engaged, not listening to God who wants to invade
Interrupt, our life with aim although some have strayed, God wants to give us aid
But we must lay down our life for the free upgrade, since the ultimate price has been paid
God is all about divine disruption, a collision with truth, which demands interruption
An abrupt stop to assess, life put to the test, blessed or a mess, a real examination,
Either faithful and true, or just like Judas you do this, superficial scam manipulation
What will God say about you?
Where is our aim? Are we just playing some church game?
Are we fanning into flame, the gift of God, proclaiming Jesus’ name
Who came, to save and strip us of our sin and shame?
I know for some Christ is just like an insurance claim
The card you pull out to help pay and restore the damage
Only to put Him away when you’re back in the game
This is deceitful corruption, covered with a bogus bandage
When we want to hear from God do we respond obediently
Or do we immediately, freeze with refuses and excuses
To justify, our resistant reply, obeying verses rebelling,
Our choice to be counted as faithful or a felon
Is our confession of Christ diminished by how we live, do we seek to grow and give
We may call ourselves Christian, but when it comes to Christ
Do we truly even listen, is He Lord of our life, or is He just a name we mention?
He wants an intervention; He wants to disturb us, to give us life with purpose
This may make some feel nervous, but we can trust His intentions
Because He promises He will preserve us, so let me get your attention, Christian
We are commanded to love God and to love our neighbor
Without showing any partiality or favor, We are to be God imitators,
We are called out to represent our Savior, reflecting Christ-like behavior
This isn’t an option, Christian, there’s no such thing as a Great Commission wavier
No dismissal excuse to shrink back, be lax, lukewarm, sway or waver
My prayer for us, is to care enough, with passion and pursuit even when times get rough
To expect God to come in and interrupt, to desire God to descend and disrupt
And for us not to fuss, because He created us, from the dust
So who are we to refuse, or try to bow out with an excuse?
He is King of the Jews, and as a confessing Christian, the King of me and you
So it should be our joy to follow though, and pursue what He calls us to do
He what’s to intervene in our lives for His glorious cause,
To clean and use us, regardless of our weakness or flaws
But like I said before, we hang this note on our door, do not disturb,
Despite what’s been brought to light, what we’ve heard in His Word
In grace and truth our excuses should be nevermore,
Because our sins have been washed away forevermore
Dear Lord, disturb us, to live out our faith with fear and conviction
Disturb us, so we don’t live in hypocritical contradiction
Dear Lord disturb our life and shake it up, Filter out what’s corrupt
We’ve all been spiritually bankrupt, and in need of You to fill our cup
So God please, come and interrupt, Intervene and make us clean
We want hearts that are after Your own, but we can’t do it alone, we must keep seeking Your throne
As we plead and cry out with a groan, face down in the prone, Lord please come and atone
This earth is not our home, we await the new heaven and earth where the righteous roam
But for now help us to step out of our comfort zone, so that Your glory can be shown
As we reflect the love of Jesus to be known
Is His glory what we seek, is there passion for Christ when we speak, If so say with me
Lord disturb us, yes come test and purge us, we lay our lives down for Your purpose
Let our hearts no longer say:
Do Not Disturb, Do not disturb
But rather, Lord, reign in me today
Come move in me in a new and mighty way
Come Lord disturb us, Yes, Lord, disturb us
written by Rocky LaPrade
Watch the video of Rocky reading this spoken word: https://vimeo.com/74154480