Setting up divine appointments

By Dave Henning / October 2, 2020

“But I do know this: God is setting up divine appointments all the time.  And as long as our motives stay pure and our spirits stay sensitive, He will make sure we meet the right people at the right time.  And that ought to buoy our spirits even when it feels like the ship is sinking!”- Mark Batterson

“To the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: These are the words of him who is holy and true, who holds the key of David.  What he opens no one can shut, and what he shuts no one can open.  I know your deeds.  See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut.”- Revelation 3:7-8 (NIV)

As Mark Batterson continues Chapter 6 of Wild Goose Chase, he notes that life can turn on a dime when you chase the Wild Goose.  Because you never know how or where the Holy Spirit chooses to reveal His plans.  Furthermore, Mark states that the longer he chases the Wild Goose, the more he appreciates this simple truth. Our reasons and God’s reasons often differ in significant ways.

In addition, one factor in chasing the Wild Goose involves recognizing which way the wind of the Spirit blows at any given moment.  And responding to that wind.  Therefore, you must acquire moment-by-moment sensitivity to the Wild Goose.  Rather than getting frustrated trying to fight the wind, appreciate that God uses the uncontrollable and unpredictable wind to get you where He wants you to go.  Above all, it’s the shipwrecks and the snakebites that strengthen our resolve and define us.  And they form the stories we love to tell later in life

Finally, Mark underscores, Jesus now holds the key of David.  In the Old Testament, Eliakim held the highest position in King Hezekiah’s court.  As a result, he possessed the only authority in the kingdom to open or shut any door.  Thus, Eliakim had access to every room.  Today Jesus opens doors to our divine appointments.

Today’s question: Do you believe God is setting up diving appointments for you?  Please share.

Tomorrow’s blog: “Our dreams of success – God’s purpose for us?”

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