“For nothing is impossible with God.” Luke 1:37
Have you ever experienced a Divine Appointment from God?
A few years ago, I met a new godly friend while on our family vacation in Seattle. We immediately connected and I knew she was a gift from God. She was an encourager and gave wise godly counsel from her heart to mine.
As we said our goodbyes I knew we would have a wonderful long-distance friendship but I was hoping our spouses could somehow get acquainted. I whispered my prayer request to God but quickly gave up on the idea because it seemed impossible. Two hours after leaving, our plans changed and we decided to select a hotel to spend one more night in the city. Amazingly, we had more than 200 Hotels on the list to select from. We selected the Hotel and after the taxi dropped us off at the front door, we made our way through the lobby to register and receive our room. To my surprise standing right at the concierge desk were my new sister in Christ and her husband. My prayer was answered and our spouses meet each other and talked for a short period of time. It was a Divine Appointment from God.
In the Christmas story the angel in Luke 1:37 said to Mary, “For nothing is impossible with God.” I am totally convinced in my heart, mind and spirit that this is the truth about the God I serve.
“Nothing is impossible with God.”
Today as you read the story of the birth of Jesus in Luke 1:35-66 you will see how much God loved Mary and knew she would need a friend and mentor to help her through the next few months. He sends her to an older woman, her pregnant relative, Elizabeth, to be nurtured and encouraged. God had a divine appointment for Mary and Elizabeth.
Elizabeth and Mary do life together for a few months before their babies are born. As you remember, Elizabeth is a much older woman about to give birth to her first-born son, John the Baptist. Elizabeth was learning how to wait on the Lord. She had experienced others mocking her faith in God and His ability to provide for her. She was married to a priest, Zachariah, who also struggled with doubt, but he too had learned how to be a stronger believer. Mary was seeking wisdom and encouragement. According to verse 41 Elizabeth was mature in the Lord and filled with the Holy Spirit. No wonder God sent Mary to visit with Elizabeth at this time in her life. We don’t know if their paths cross again but we do know that God had a divine appointment for them to meet and be encouraged together.
God always has a special plan of hope and love to encourage His followers.
Hebrews 13:8 “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and tomorrow.” God made divine appointments in biblical times and he is still making divine appointments for His children today.
Jesus Christ desires for each one of us to mentor and be mentored as we walk with Him. If you seek Him with all your heart and believe that He is able, He is the great provider Jehovah Jireh.
“Lord, I believe with all my heart Luke 1:37 Nothing is impossible with God. Help me to be the godly woman you created me to be today and forever. I will praise you and thank you for the divine appointments you have planned for my life.”