Proverbs 16:3 Roll your works upon the Lord [commit and trust them wholly to Him; He will cause your thoughts to become agreeable to His will, and] so shall your plans be established and succeed. (Amplified)
Yesterday I wrote about this verse and how God will cause our thoughts to become agreeable to His will when we commit what we do to the Lord. One of the wonderful things that God does with this is put us into ‘divine appointments’. I was reading in my journal from five years ago about how God did exactly this with my wife Donna.
It was Sunday June 24 and we were living in Colorado Springs. On this particular day Donna had a ‘bee in her bonnet’ about going to look at a new subdivision of 24 homes in Manitou Springs. Upon arriving there she recognized the salesperson as Jill – someone she had worked with at a different subdivision when Donna had a job as a temp employee. They talked and Donna wound up sharing the events in her life since they had worked together – particularly focusing on her termination the previous August of her job as a sales coordinator with a wonderful new home builder.
Donna shared how much she loved her job – and how she cried all the way home after being told they had to let her go (due to the downturn in the real estate market). But she
recognized that she had two choices 1) blame God and react negatively, or 2) recognize that God was closing one door but others would be opened. She shared with Jill how she chose to look to God, making the right faith response.
The very next day, Jill was let go by her employer. She just could not get over the fact that Donna had been there less than 24 hours earlier talking to her about that exact experience! Jill had never had anything like that happen before. They both were so blessed by this Divine Appointment.
It is important to recognize that it became a Divine Appointment because of what was shared. If Donna hadn’t shared her experience, the opportunity would have been missed. But by doing so, Jill was able to experience the Lord’s love and concern – plus through Donna, He showed her the way to go and an example to follow.