Occasionally, I will remember to pray for a divine appointment. A prayer that someone within my 24-hour period will be sent for me to share with … for me to bring joy to … for me to laugh with … for me to share my God with. However, in order to know who the divine appointments are, we have to have the Holy Spirit activated within so He can show us the way ... what to say ... how to respond. Though we don't always get a response for each and every person that passes through, we may just get our 'divine' appointment for the day.
Yesterday was such a day. Not only did I get one divine appointment, but God blessed me with two. I am normally the behind-the-scene person at my job. I have a lot of interaction with clients, lenders, real estate agents, and so forth, but it is mostly via emails or telephone. Very seldom do I have a closed door sit down with anyone. But God! Wow, those words are so powerful.
This week my boss is on vacation so I am having one-on-one interaction with a handful of people. Yesterday I had two such incidents and they both turned into divine appointments where I got the opportunity to share my God and offer up prayer.
The first was an elderly lady who was selling her lifetime home after the loss of her husband. She raised her children in this home … she was brought there early in marriage … she had become one with the very dirt on which her house sat. Yesterday, as she was signing papers to say goodbye, her emotions got the better of her. She softly laid the pen down and she cried. At first I was taken back as I was clueless, but as I sat there, she slowly began to open up. Her husband had not long passed, and the home had become too much for her. Her only child did not live nearby, and she had no choice but to sell the home. For the most part, I got the opportunity to simply sit and listen while she shared. Afterwards I let her know that she was not alone and I would be praying for her. I shared how God loved her and He had a plan.
The second appointment of my day was with a young lady in her mid 30’s. She was very attractive and poised, but down to earth and upbeat. She too was selling her home. As we talked, I got the opportunity to ask her what she did for a living. Lo and behold, she was a police officer. Wow, we had a lot to chat about, and I shared with her encouragement and hope. I let her know that not everyone laid the evils of the world upon her shoulders, and again I prayed. I let her know when she left that I would be praying for her daily. She had no children as of yet, but she was married. How fearful it must be for her husband each day he kisses her good-bye, never knowing if it will be the last. Yes, this is the case with many of us as life is not guaranteed, but for someone in her line of work … with the world as it is today … it is so much more precarious.
Two divine appointments that I felt were opportunities for me to bless others, yet I came away uplifted, filled with hope, and having a refreshed soul. As I thought I was doing good for others, I realized how God was blessing me through allowing me to be a blessing to others.
Pray for your divine appointments today. He may require that you simply sit and listen. He may ask that you offer up prayer. But, no matter what is required of you, know you are blessed by His leading, and you will come away feeling refreshed.