Divine Interruptions

Divine Appointments, Letting God interrupt our schedule
My hubby and I recently went to Disney World. 

Since I'm a planner, I researched the best day to visit Epcot so we wouldn't waste a minute. But I also prayed that we'd be aware of divine appointments.

On arrival, our entry line moved slowly. The elderly ticket employee was having computer trouble, and she wanted to tell us about her recovery from a stroke. We listened patiently. "A God thing," I smiled, and she agreed.

Later, while going from one exhibit to another, a Disney 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. 

Neither conversation had obvious spiritual overtones, but I believe each was a divine encounter (Ephesians 2:10). And sometimes those divine appointments are 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:
Giving Up Our Agenda to Sit on the Floor
What's Your Job Description

5 comments:

  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. :-)

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

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  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

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  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.

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  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

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