Divine Appointments

 

divine appointments

Have you ever had a divine appointment? I have had more than a few in my life. One happened over the weekend. Some might call the events of the day merely coincidence, but I know better. Only God could be creative enough to combine several seemingly unrelated parts of the day to send ME a message. And while each of those experiences was critical to my divine appointment, none of them alone, without the others, would have grabbed my attention. It was the combination that stopped me in my tracks.

Divine appointments... sweet message straight from the LORD!

Yes, this time, God made it so obvious He brought circumstances together in such a way that I couldn’t attribute the result as being anything other than a divine appointment. That, in fact, is what makes an appointment divine! Yet I wonder how often God is directing my path â€” and has such an appointment waiting for me — but I’m simply not tuned in to Him and completely miss what could have been? I shudder to think how many times this may have happened, my friends.

The Lord directs the steps of the godly.
    He delights in every detail of their lives. Psalm 37:23

Psalm 37:23 reminds me that God directs my steps. In other words, He literally has a plan for my day! In My Utmost for His Highest, the amazing Ozwald Chambers says, “God is the Great Engineer, creating circumstances to bring about moments in our lives of divine importance, leading us to divine appointments.” The question is, do I look at the circumstances of my day as engineered by the Lord? Or do ignore circumstances ordained by God if they appear to be interruptions to MY plans and agenda?

Sometimes divine appointments are found in situations that are challenging or difficult, yet a clear understanding of God’s blessing is the result. An example of this is in the Old Testament book of Esther. Don’t you just love a bible story that has intriguing characters, a great plot, and a heroic ending? This is one of my favorites

The book of Esther records the story of a wicked man name Haman, the second highest i in the kingdom. Haman, like Hitler, wanted to annihilate the Jewish race. Much of his anger was e by Mordecai, a Jewish man who refused to honor him. Using a deceptive plot, Haman received permission from the king to murder God’s people. Now the king was married to Queen Esther, who, unbeknownst to king, was a Jew. Furthermore, Mordecai had been Esther’s guardian. When Mordecai heard of Haman’s plot, he quickly went to Esther and pointed out the obvious:

If you keep quiet at a time like this, deliverance and relief for the Jews will arise from some other place, but you and your relatives
will die. Who knows if perhaps you were made queen for just
such a time as this?

The story ends well for God’s people. Esther outwits Haman by petitioning the king, pleading for protection of her Jewish people from Haman’s wicked scheme. The king then orders Haman himself to be hung on the very gallows which he had built to destroy all the Jews. Because of Ester’s faith and courage, her people are saved. Divine appointment for Esther? I believe so!

I don’t know about you, but I’m ALL FOR divine appointments! I’ve never had one that wasn’t a welcome blessing, a delight. My spiritual eyes are open. I never want to miss another one!

xoxo,

Andrea Tabler | TablerPartyofTwo.com

 

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Comments

  1. Great to read your thoughts on Esther at Titus 2 Tuesday. Right now I’m hanging out in Nehemiah, so it’s always encouraging to read passages from similar eras in redemptive history.

  2. Thank you. I so needed this today.

  3. I very much love “divine appointments.” Times when you know God is telling you something or leading you somewhere through “little coincidences.” I love those times when I am being divinely lead. When God seems quiet are the times I don’t like so much. I really appreciate you for sharing this link at TGI Saturdays Blog Hop.
    Blessings to you.

  4. I love when I can see God at work in my life. Even though I know He’s always at work, sometime I get in His way. Like you, I wonder how many times I have messed up something that He was working on. I too love the story of Ester. We were all made for such a time as this! Thank you for linking up with Waiting on…Wednesdays! I hope you’ll come back next week!

  5. Loved this post. God is sooo good! I also loved your graphic! I’m your neighbor at Missional Women’s linkup.

  6. Beautifully written! I’ve had similar experiences and they always leave me exhilarated! Thanks for linking up at #HomeMattersParty

  7. I love this. I must admit that I call them divine signatures or tender mercies. They are reminders that the Lord is very aware of me. I just need to be paying attention! Thank you for the reminder!

  8. Thanks for this Andrea….I have so many God Appointments, and I see others having them too. Every time I sit down at my jewelry desk I have one and it is so cool….the more I sit there with Him the closer we getr!

  9. I feel this so frequently in my own life: like whatever weird twist of fate that seemed inconsequential at the time, brought me to where I needed to be for either an important effect on my life or someone else’s. It’s so hard to explain it sometimes, but I know it to be true. it’s also why I have unfaltering faith that things will always work out. He will put us where we need to be 🙂

  10. This is the second post I’ve read about Esther today. I think God is sending me a message! Thanks for sharing at Totally Terrific Tuesday. Be sure to stop by again this week…the party is going on now!

  11. Yes, God does make divine appointments for us. We don’t want to miss them! It always amazes me how little ‘coincidences’ have such an impact. God knows what He is doing.

    visitng you from Waiting on Wednesday linkup

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