I want to share with you something that is very personal, and I know by doing so it makes me vulnerable to people trying to take advantage of my outlook on this subject. But in spite of this, I feel I should talk to you openly about this area. The more sensitive I am becoming to the presence of Jesus in my life, the more aware I am becoming concerning the importance of meetings I have with other people ~ even if they appear to be casual or even accidental.
Each day I’m becoming more alert to the spirit world around me ~ of spiritual warfare, God’s angels, and other people’s prayers ~ and how they interact regarding meetings I am having with people. It’s almost as if I can see a divine concierge service that is programming the schedule of each day. (Of course this requires me to pray and seek God’s presence at the beginning of the day.)
Take this morning for example. My family and I called a cab to take us to an appointment. When I got in the seat beside the driver he immediately began talking about the Lord. Since I had never met him before he had no clue we were ministers. As our conversation continued the Lord spoke to me and said, “Ask him if he needs prayer for anything.” When I did this the cab driver got very serious and said his son was an alcoholic and needed salvation. As we continued towards our destination the Lord spoke to me and said, “Give him the scarf that you are wearing around your neck.”
A brother in the Lord, Paul Orth, gave me the scarf over a month ago and told me that he felt it was prophetic. Now I knew the reason why. The scarf was to be given to this young man’s son and when he put it on he would be delivered from alcoholism. When we arrived at our destination I shared all of this with the man, and then I took his picture so I could continue to pray for him. I realized that this divine appointment had been set up over a long period of time and I had just experienced it as a casual meeting.
I’m beginning to comprehend that God’s divine guidance is daily setting up incredible events for me, and many times I have just walked by these meetings because I wasn’t aware of the real significance of what was going on in the spiritual world around me. I believe that heaven is waiting for us to realize how important each meeting is. And the more we realize it, the more heaven will pay attention and set up wonderful divine appointments for us!