Divine Appointment

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Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails. Proverbs 19:21

My 1:30 pm appointment was abruptly cancelled at 1:00 pm. I was perplexed because the person I was to meet with wasn’t the one who cancelled, it was a family member. The family member left a message that we had to cancel. It was strange. I tried to call back and didn’t get an answer.

At the exact time of 1:30 pm, a woman comes to the church to talk with me. So we spend some time talking about what is going on in her life. She has problems and is at the end of herself in trying to deal with them. After listening for some time, we have the following conversation.

Me, “Tell me about your relationship with God”.

Reply, “I don’t have one”.

Me, “Would you like to have one?”

Reply, “Yes, but I don’t know how”.

We spent the next hour talking about God and how she could have a relationship with Him. It was obvious God was calling her, or “wooing” her as I like to say, into a relationship with Him. God had been chasing her and she finally gave in to Him. He was not the only one chasing her and she knew it. I told her that I believed there was a spiritual battle for her soul and she could choose God to have the victory.

She did chose God that day and what a glorious day it was! I explained to her that her problems wouldn’t go away but they certainly would look different in the coming days. Why? Because she has a new perspective on life due to the Holy Spirit inside her. She now has “a hope and a future” and that hope and future is only found in God through His Son, Jesus Christ.

So what are your plans today? Do you suppose you could be available to God when those plans change? Who knows, God may have an eternal reason for the plan change and someone’s life may depend on it.

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