Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Isn’t it exciting and humbling to experience God’s divine appointments? Some people like to call them coincidences. I believe it is simply God’s divine hand lining up blessings.
We have found a new church-home now and are ready to plug in, make friends and be involved. Joining a women’s Bible study is my first step in that. This morning was the first of the Bible study sessions and I was anxious to get started, but a little nervous because I didn’t know anyone.
I had already told myself I was not going to stop and get Starbucks on the way and even brought a bottle of water from home. About 5 minutes from the church I passed a Starbucks on my left. For some reason, I pulled a u-turn, drove back, and pulled in the parking lot to go inside. I got in line behind this beautiful mother with 2 precious little girls. I began talking to her 4 year old, Annie.
As we continued to chat while waiting for our coffee’s, the mother said to her daughter, “We need to go so we aren’t late for Bible study.” I asked where she was headed and it was my new church. Of course it was! We were excited at our discovery and she told me to follow her to the church so she could show me where to go. What a blessing.
Although she is taking a different study than I am, her class is right across the hall from mine. She walked me in and introduced me before going to her class. How sweet she is! I sat down at the only open seat, only to find myself, at yet, another divine appointment.
The person to my left grew up in Oklahoma, only 10 minutes away from where we used to live. The person to my right was in need of some help in an area that I have 12 years of experience in. And she just happens to have about 12 years of experience in a field that I am needing help in. The Lord truly leaves me speechless sometimes.
I am humbled beyond words when He answers a prayer I didn’t even utter. He divinely opens doors, places new friends in my path to bless me and that I can bless in return. Jesus knows I have not been able to meet people or make new friends since moving here. I knew Bible study would give me that opportunity, but He helped me to make a friend before I even arrived at Bible study.
Sometimes I think He uses appointments such as today just to remind me that He is God, The One True God, and He really does have it all under control. It makes me feel silly that I ever fretted about anything when I see how seamlessly He works everything out for His glory. I stand in awe of Him.
I know I am not the only one that God lines up divine appointments for. He does it for you, too. You are just as precious to Him as anyone else is. It can be easy to fall into the trap of deception that God only blesses other people, not you. Especially if there is a particular need or concern you have had for a while. Today was a reminder for me that He is big enough to handle even the smallest details of our lives. And I want to remind you the same.
Be ready, expecting your divine appointments because they are coming. When they do, I want to hear about them. And we can knuckle bump and praise the Lord for His wondrous works together.
“Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him and He will do this.” Psalm 37:4-5