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Divine Appointments

I have a friend who was in lots of pain from a work accident. Although this friend was not a Christian at the time of the accident he did know enough about Jesus to know that it was not luck that saved him. The pain over the next six months was so excruciating that he contemplated taking his own life. The moment came when he was ready. He had the gun in his mouth, cocked it and was ready to pull the trigger when the phone rang.

He didn't know why he answered the phone but he did. It was a neighbor who needed help with something. After talking that brief moment with her he no longer had the desire to end his life. In fact, just the opposite. That is when He got help and began his new life!

I believe the neighbor had a divine appointment that day and listened to the nudge to call my friend. God wants to use us every day! We should wake up and ask Him, first thing, "what can I do for you today? Who can I witness to today? How can I glorify you?"

Matthew 9: 38, "Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” Luke 10: 2, "He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field."

I believe the Holy Spirit will make these "divine appointments" for you. They are appointments that are supernaturally made by God for you and someone else. These meetings ordained by the Holy Spirit can change our life!

The Bible has lots of divine appointments. Two that come to mind are the Samaritan woman who met Jesus at the well. I am sure that changed her life! Acts 3: 6, "Then Peter said to the lame man, 'Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.'” He received a miracle healing. I am sure his life was changed!

How many times have we been held up in traffic, been delayed, or our plans have been cancelled. Maybe God was redirecting us so that we can fulfill His purpose? The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Will you be a worker?

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