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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Divine Appointments


As I sat down to do my devotions yesterday morning, I thought about how way too often I don't "wait" when I should.  For instance, I jump the gun and answer e-mails too quickly sometimes without thinking through what my response should be.  When asked my opinion on something, or asked for advice, I should pray about it and ask God to give me the wisdom and discernment to give an answer pleasing to Him....
....but, that's not always the case.

I found a reference in some of my notes about how Peter slept while waiting on Jesus to finish praying in the Garden of Gethsemane, when he was supposed to be praying,  per Jesus' request.  When he woke up, he started running his mouth because the soldiers were there to arrest Jesus and was so out of control that he turned violent and cut off the ear of Malchus'.
  It's quite sad to have to admit that I can so relate to Peter.

One morning while Mom was in the hospital, rain was predicted and I had forgotten to take my umbrella in with me.  I told Mom I was going to go back to the car and get it and somehow I kinda got sidetracked.   When I finally did go to the parking lot to my car, I searched all through it....
 ....found no umbrella.  

As I was crossing the street to go back into the hospital, I saw a lady wearing oxygen pushing a man in a wheelchair who had only one leg.  I asked if they could use some help.....
.....and as I walked back into the hospital I knew immediately why God had sidetracked me....why He had me to wait!!!

It was Him....
so that those people and me could meet in the parking lot at the same time!!!
It was a "divine appointment"!!!

So, see....
....waiting isn't always such a bad thing....
....as long as God's in the wait!!!



In HIS Most Precious Lve....and with mine, too!!!

Blessings,
Deb

4 comments:

  1. What seem to be "waits" and "delays" exist in a WHOLE 'nother dimension with God, it would seem...
    Oh, to put aside my faulty perceptions and tune in to HIS perfect ones!

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  2. So true and a wonderful post!

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  3. Beautiful post Deb, I enjoyed it so much!

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  4. I love those moments when we know something happened on God's time. Great post :)

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