It’s funny how God sets up divine appointments for us. They tend to happen very fast, and the chances of missing them are big, if you’re not observant. In fact, I personally believe that all of us miss a lot of them, every day. I work at a Seven Eleven store, and I find it to be a perfect place to love people, and there seems to be endless opportunities to do so. The store that I work in is small and stands in a very secluded place, so it isn’t that crowded all the times. But despite the smallness, I haven’t seen God do so much in any other place of the world, as in that little shop.
”I heard God tell me that the lady had bad shoulders and that she was in pain”
I’ve understood that if we give room for God in our lives, He will position us in places where He can release heaven, through us. No matter where you are or how your circumstances may look like, God is always able to do something.
One beautiful autumn night, I was behind the counter, when a couple walked in. They ordered some buns and hot chocolate. I wasn’t in a good mood that night and certainly not excited to speak or share anything about God to anyone. I just wanted to finish my shift for the night and go to bed. While I was preparing the hot chocolate for them I overheard them speaking in English, they seemed to be from America. “Tourists!” I thought, this was the perfect opportunity for me to joke around and maybe turn my mood around! So I switch into the Seven Eleven clerk mode, and it didn’t take long before we were talking and laughing.They told me that they were visiting from California and in the middle of our conversation, I suddenly felt the presence of the Holy Spirit, so I started to tune in to the voice of God to see what He wanted.
Then I heard God tell me that the lady has bad shoulders and that she was in pain. So I mustered some courage and told her that she had pain in her shoulders. I could see that the lady was quite shocked and surprised by the word I told her. She looked me in the eyes and said that she’s been in constant pain in the shoulders for many years. There was complete silence and they both looked at me with serious faces, and I could see that they were wondering what this situation would turn into. I immediately began sharing about the love of God for them, and how He had turned my own life around with the same love. I then told them about the healing power of Jesus, and that He wants to have a relationship with them.
He is yearning to use us more than we could ever imagine.
I asked the lady if I could pray for her shoulders so God could heal her. With a smile on her face she said yes! I prayed and God healed her shoulders. Both of them were really surprised but felt touched and inspired by God. Later the lady told me that she was a Catholic and that the guy was an atheist.
Every day is a day of opportunity, and if we position or self for God to use us, God is prepared to release his power through us. As we continuously search out God and His heart for us, and our fellow person next to us, God will prepare divine appointments for each one of us. He is yearning to use us more than we could ever imagine. Distractions, problems and self-fulfilling goals will sometimes be in the way but as we overlook these things and overlook ourselves, we will begin to see how real and near, God really is.