A divine appointment is a meeting with another person that has been specifically ordered by God. I am sure over the years I have had many of these, but two stand out the most to me. The first, is meeting my airport angel in 2013. And, the second? It happened at the conference I attended two weeks ago.
At the end of the first day, altar prayer was offered to those who wanted it. If you don’t already know this about me, I never turn down prayer, like ever. I can’t tell you how many times we have been prayed for since we started our infertility journey. Even though I usually hop out of my seat to be the first in line when prayer is offered, at the conference I first sought confirmation that the Lord also wanted me to go. When I felt like I got a yes, I asked my friend Melanie (airport angel) to go with me.
Now keep in mind, there are just under 10,000 women at this conference. So, we made our way down and after receiving prayer, we took a different path because we were looking for someone. As we crossed over to the other side of the auditorium, I got a tap on my shoulder followed by the question, “do you have a blog?” “Yes,” I answered. “I have been following your story, and I am so encouraged by your faith, and I am believing for your babies to come,” she said. Cue the ugly cry on my end. Seriously though, it hit the inner core!
Hello divine appointment. Our conversation continued and I found out this girl, who might like most seem like a stranger, but already felt like a friend was named Nicole. She came in town from Ohio and had been following my story. She then shared that she was going through a trial of her own and Melanie and I had the honor to pray for her. We got to encourage her in her own journey with the Lord and of course followed up with a picture and exchanging of numbers.
Can I just say that when you are following God, there are no coincidences. Nicole, all the way from Ohio, had been reading my blog and found me in a crowd of 10,000 people and not only that but was brave enough to take a step of faith to say hi. And where was she sitting? Section 305. Yup, the exact section we were also sitting in.
Do you realize God is always setting you up? Sometimes the encounters might not be as grand, but what about the little ones that happen? The friendly smile you receive at the grocery store that brightens your day or the person in the drive through who pays for your meal. None of these are accidents and yes, it might be on a smaller scale, but aren’t they just as amazing?
I wonder how many of these divine appointments I’ve missed because I wasn’t paying attention. But, what I do know is I am so thankful that both Melanie and Nicole took a step of faith in those moments. Melanie is now one of my very best friends and I know Nicole and I will also continue to keep in contact. Truly, the Lord set up these encounters and there is really no other explanation! Praise him!
Have you ever had a divine encounter? If so, I would love to hear.
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