Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Divine Appointment

Have you ever had a divine appointment? I had one of these today, I thought I was just going in for a pedicure, but God had other plans. I walked into the salon with a young woman, we sat side by side, as we got our nails done, she talked on the phone the entire time, I was mindlessly watching something on the television. She was busy planning a party, my mind was elsewhere thinking about an upcoming appointment. I don't think we even made eye contact. Doesn't sound very divine but it gets better.

She was finished first and went to the drying area, I followed soon after. Shortly after I sat down she began to talk to me, she thought she recognized me from church. I didn't know her but she was right, we did go to the same church. Our conversation started out fairly casual, we talked about which care group we were in, marital status, children etc...then before I knew it, we were talking about trials that we were experiencing, things we were praying for...we were deep down in the weeds and I'm not even sure how we got there...I didn't even know this person, but we had a common bond.

The thing is, we didn't just talk about the trials and struggles that were going on in our lives we were also encouraging each other in the things that we knew to be true of God. Oh how we need to be reminded of what is true, because we forget so easily. As I was encouraging her, it occurred to me that I needed to take hold of what I was telling her....Remember, he will never leave you or forsake you, he is faithful, he has a plan and a purpose and frequently you will not understand it, he wants us to lose our self sufficiency and be desperate for him...I needed this word as much as she did. 

The conversation continued for about twenty minutes, in the end I had a new friend, one I will look for next Sunday. Soon it was time to go, our nails had been dry for quite a while, we were done long before we left, but then you don't just walk out on a divine appointment.


Debbie said...

Oh how I love stories like this...sometimes I am just so overwhelmed at how much our Father loves us. We all have each other to remind of this, to encourage, and to be those hands and feet. Soo glad you had that appointment today. Thanks for sharing it, it encouraged me so! HUGS

Creations By Cindy said...

Oh yes, divine appointments from the King....love them! Thanks for sharing this today. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

NanaNor's said...

Sounds like the Lord wanted you two to connect-can't wait to see what He has in store for you both. Thanks for reminding me to be open to His appointments.
Hugs, Noreen

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

This is just awesome..and so God. I think He brings those same divine appointments even through the blog world..we encourage and are encouraged back

What joy..divine appointments

Sonja said...

Those divine appointments are my favorites! They may help someone else, but what they do for my own faith is so amazing. What a great day, pedicure and so much more!! :)