The “stuff” of life consumes us, confuses us, and clouds our perspective daily. We try to write the pages of our lives our way, but we end up with volumes of unnecessary rewrites. When we add the most important story ingredient daily, not legalistically, but with a dry, thirsty spirit, God enters, and changes us–and our story. We all need a divine appointment.
The Divine Appointment
by Rebecca Barlow Jordan
A thousand voices beckon me:
“You must do this today!
No time to pause and rest awhile,
no time for God to say
those gentle whispers in your ear,
those words you think you need to hear–
such foolishness–no way!”
But longing deep inside broke through.
With boldness I knew what to do:
“Get out! Get out! Go far away!
And then His gentle voice I heard,
So strong I could not speak a word,
“I’m waiting here for you.”
A divine appointment called my name.
With dry and thirsty heart I came.
“Speak to me,” I whispered,
as other voices died away…
“I’m listening, Lord, it’s our time now.
What do you want to say?”
In my heart, I am thirsty for you, the living God (Psalm 42:2, CEV).
Do We Ever Outgrow Our Need for Divine Appointments?
I wrote that simple poem several years ago but ran across it recently. All of us experience distractions and droughts–times when we need to drink deeply of God’s grace, His love, and His Word. In fact, is there ever a time when we don’t need those divine appointments? I don’t think so.
Even though I write about God’s character often, if I focus solely on what to feed others and neglect my own spiritual disciplines, my own spirit will suffer. I need huge “gulps” of God daily!
The “stuff” of life shakes out differently for every person. Sometimes we experience stretches with no end of change in sight. Other seasons catch us off guard but trip us up only momentarily.
Whatever you are dealing with, God is able to handle it. Make a divine appointment today.
My Personal Prayer for You
Lord, only You know what readers are dealing with today. You know the “flesh patterns” of each heart–the things that draw us away from You and keep us self-sufficient, instead of depending on You daily. Thank You for Your availability, for sweet whispers of grace and mercy. Help us to keep our divine appointment with You daily, so You can write the story of our lives, not us. The journey is always sweeter with You as the Author. We thirst for you, God. Fill our hungry, thirsty hearts with Yourself.
*You might also enjoy my post When You Need Someone to Talk To.
God Cares About You and Your Needs
God cares about you and your needs. What if your needs were special invitations from God to experience His faithfulness in a greater way? Would you like to make a divine appointment with Him, and discover more about your faithful Father and how He longs to meet your needs? Whatever your need, He has the supply and IS the supply!
Through intimate prayer conversations with God, based on His attributes, activity, and His powerful Word, I’d love to help you make a divine appointment to discover your faithful Father’s heart in my new book, Day-votions® with Your Faithful Father: 90 Days with the One Who Wants to Meet All Your Needs. You can find it here or on Amazon.
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