Today was a good day! It reminded me of The seventh of September.
To start the day I had a 9:30 meeting with a local pastor. This was a great time God has so obviously prepared this guy and has been moving him on a track to be really open to the things of the Spirit and we are developing a great friendship, we sat in starbucks for more than 3 hours ‘as iron sharpens iron’. (Proverbs 27:17) talking about the deeper things of God and calling each other to those deeper things. I love that this relationship came as I just followed a prompt and wandered along to his church one Sunday just a few weeks ago.
After this meeting I went down to the Bank where I had to do an address change, I met with our ‘personal banker’ who we have been building a relationship with. She is from Africa so as ‘Aliens’ in this land I think we have an affiliation. She has from the beginning known why we are here and what we are doing. This visit I found myself talking with her in depth about hearing God’s voice about how God loves to leave an element that requires us acting in Faith. About the fruit of the Spirit (Gal 5:22) and how we can look at the fruit of words we hear in our mind, and see if the fruit of those words matches with the fruit of the spirit or indeed if they match with the opposites of these fruit. Being the opposites of the fruit of the spirit indicates two things, one that it is NOT from God, and two that these words are from the enemy and need to be dealt with accordingly. That is NOT listened to or taken to heart. She said she would be taking the risk and obeying God next time, you see she wants to find out for herself just how good and reliable God really is. I did also get the banking stuff done somewhere in the conversation as well. 🙂
I left the Bank and went to an electronics store where yesterday I had purchased a printer. The included software DVD was cracked so unusable so I went to the store to get another one. This took the longest time waiting for this to be sorted and while I was waiting I got to talking to another lady that was waiting. She had just recently moved from Texas, she asked why I was in the USA and got very excited, especially in the spirit when I told her why we were here and what we were doing. I have no doubt that it was a divine meeting and that God wanted and wants us to connect in some way. we will see what He wants to do from here.
It has been a good day, I haven’t listed everything that happened here but when I got out of bed I knew of one meeting, now as I ponder going to bed I can reflect on at least three. Yes I believe God had set up and prepared all of the meetings, preparing me and them to be ready to 1 peter 3: 15 “Instead, you must worship Christ as Lord of your life. And if you are asked about your Christian hope, always be ready to explain it. 16 But you must do this in a gentle and respectful way.”
I love the thought that God sets meetings and opportunities before us, I can even live with the fact that I believe that I was supposed to be inconvenienced with a cracked software DVD so that I had to go back to the store, also that I had arrived at the store close to five hours after I had planned as I had been waiting and then talking with people about God all day. But otherwise I would have missed this lady and God’s next appointment for me. God you have my life, thank you that you are taking it and using it, I want to be more and more available for your meetings, help me to be hearing you and flexible enough to look for Your timing and Your appointments in the day, help me please to not let my appointments and tasks and agendas over rule yours. Thanks Jesus I love you Amen (So be it.)