Divine Appointments

Bill Bright

“Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path” (Psalm 119:105).

Many years ago, I was driving in the mountains when my car started to overheat. I noticed a ranger station and stopped to ask for water for my car. I loosened my radiator cap, and it blew sky high. As I stooped to pick up the cap, a New Testament fell out of my breast pocket. After replacing both, I drove away.

But God was obviously trying to say something to me. So I listened and received a strong impression: He wanted me to speak to the ranger. So I turned the car around and headed back.

When I returned to his station, the ranger came out to greet me. He asked if I had forgotten something. I told him indeed I had; I had forgotten to talk to him about Jesus. The ranger was very receptive, and he eventually explained to me that there had been a time when he was a pillar in his church. Somewhere along the way, however, he had given in to bitterness and had not gone to church for years. That day, the ranger and I got on our knees as he confessed his sin. God's joy was restored to his life as the result of a Divine appointment.

There are times when we can discern the voice of God speaking through the circumstances of life. However, we must take great care in reading the events around us. Remember, the Bible is the yardstick we must use to measure all other forms of guidance. The Holy Spirit will never lead us down a path contrary to God's Word.

Your View of God Really Matters ...

If God is truly sovereign over all creation, including the events in your life, then expect Him to work through those events – even today. Pay attention and listen. Don't miss His voice. He may be quietly trying to tell you something.

Because God is sovereign,
I will joyfully submit to His will.

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