Day 19 - Pray for Divine Appointments!
Have you discovered the joy and delight of praying for divine appointments?!
Every morning, after I have my morning devotional time in the Word of God, I bow my head and simply pray, “Father, Your Word says that You order our steps. I pray that You would order my steps today and give me divine appointments. I pray that You would bring significant people into my life today.”
Then ... I see what God will do every minute of that day!
The young mom in front of me in the grocery store line with 3 out-of-control children no longer is a frustration but a divine appointment!
“I have 5 children and remember your season in life so well! Can I put your groceries on the check-out line for you so that you can help your little ones?”
The postal clerk who is grumpy and out of sorts no longer becomes the object of my criticism of all that is wrong with the world but becomes a divine appointment!
“I just want to tell you that I appreciate you! I am sure that working here is not always easy but your job is so vital to so many Americans. I just want to say, “Thank you!”
When your talkative neighbor stops you as you take out the trash cans, you no longer perceive it as an interruption but as a divine appointment.
“Hey! Just wanted to tell you that I have been praying for you and your son! We serve a good God and I know that He is in control!”
What divine appointments have we missed due to our busy schedules, misplaced judgement or critical spirits? We live among people who are desperately in need of a kind word, a minute or two of our time and our intentional prayers.
Praying for divine appointments has always been one of my very favorite disciplines in life! It never ceases to amaze me what God can do because of this simple prayer.
Now ... if you will excuse me ... I need to go and meet some of my daily divine appointments!