Wednesday, November 17, 2010

It's Not About Sofas

So I’m having fun with the current topic of hearing from God. I think I'll post some examples of the experiences I'm having. Here's one from a week or so ago:

I am looking on Craig’s List for furniture for our front room. I find an ad that looks promising, contact the person who is selling, and make arrangements to go see it tonight. She is leaving town in the morning for ten days and has to get rid of her things before she moves permanently at the end of the month.

On the way to her house, I begin to wonder if God might have a greater purpose in the encounter. I ask God to guide and use the situation for His purposes.

We meet, and I look at the furniture. It’s not what we’re looking for, but my spiritual eyes have been moved to a bigger goal than finding a sofa.

I ask her if her move is a happy one. She says yes, that she travels a lot with her work and she’s hoping to settle in this new city. I tell her I will pray for her on her trip, that God is going with her and that He loves her. She receives the message with a smile.

For the next several days I find myself praying for Jill (not her real name). I feel this contact is definitely of the Lord, probably just for the prayer and the word God wanted her to have.

I love this new awareness that God wants to be intimately involved in my life, speaking to me and letting me hear Him, using me for His purposes.

Every day, not just now and then when I remember to ask Him if there’s anything I can do.

Every contact we have with anyone, God is there, and we need to be alert to it.

Now, I need to see if I can remember this the next time I get a phone call from a telemarketer. I wonder if anyone ever tells them that Jesus loves them?

2 comments:

Lisa said...

I had a similar incident with a cashier at the store. Isn't it fun look for those divine appointments?

Jenifer said...

I notice that I am trying to be more aware of these divine appointments. I do not believe that anything is a coincidence, everything is set by God. Thank you for your post.