Divine Interruptions

We had carefully planned each aspect of our schedule when we went on vacation, but God had some "divine interruptions" planned for us.

Several years ago, my husband and I went on a vacation to Disney World. 

Since I'm a planner, I researched the best days and times to visit certain sights. But I also prayed that we'd be aware of divine appointments.

After waiting in a long line at one ticket booth, the elderly ticket employee started having computer trouble. She wanted to explain the details to us, and she also wanted to tell us about her recovery from a stroke. We listened patiently and sympathetically instead of rushing off. And afterwards we prayed for her.

Later, while going from one exhibit to another, a janitor approached us and started talking. He'd picked us out of the crowd to share his stories about his boyhood, wild asparagus, and his feisty grandmother. We listened and encouraged him. And afterwards we prayed for him.

Sometimes God leads us to share the gospel boldly with a stranger, but we felt that this time we were simply meant to listen and pray. That was what God had prepared for us to do (Ephesians 2:10). Perhaps those "divine interruptions" were important in ways we will never fully understand.

Whether we're on the battlefield (like the soldier in the photo) or simply talking with a clerk at the mall, it's important to realize God is in control of the people we meet—even when they interrupt our "perfect" schedule.

For 2 similar 1-minute devotions read:
3 Ways to Give Your Agenda to the Lord 
What's Your Job Description?

We had carefully planned each aspect of our schedule when we went on vacation, but God had some "divine interruptions" planned for us.

Bible Love Notes


  1. I just returned from Epcot myself And I Had A Few Of Those Encounters As Well. I Felt Like You That It Was A Blessing And A God Appointment. Even If We Just Smile And Listen Or Offer A Bit Of Encouragement. Thanks For The Reminder. :-)

  2. This is such a great lesson for all of us.
    (did you get all the rides in?)

  3. I agree. I also wanted to let you know that I featured your Memory Collage on my blog and wanted to thank you for linking every week! Best wishes to you. Linda


  4. That is so cool that you opened yourself up to these things, especially at Epcot where there are so many things to do and see. It's always so good to have an eternal perspective on things.

  5. Thanks Gail, a good perspective on divine appointments. I'd never really thought of them being this way. I'll be more aware of them now. ~ Abby

  6. Such a wonderful reminder. Thanks Gail.

  7. Thanks for this reminder.. wonderful...i'll listen more to the spirit..