You hear about them all the time in church, those elusive divine appointments. Are they moments with God? Or are they special times of renewal? A divine appointment is when the Holy Spirit leads you to the right person at the right time with the right result.
This bakes the question, “How is the Holy Spirit involved in sharing my faith?” The Holy Spirit leads us in our daily walk with Jesus, but he does a lot more. Just as we can hear his voice as we read God’s Word and pray, he also leads us to share our faith.
I talked to before about praying before you share your faith with others. It is the most important preparatory step of sharing your faith. As part of that prayer process, begin asking the Holy Spirit to lead you to the person he wants you to speak to. Then ask him to give you the words to speak. The request to lead you to the right person at the right time with the right conversation is what we call the divine appointment.
This is Spirit-empowered witnessing at the next level. When you are working in concert with God and his plans for the people you share your faith with, he goes before you and prepares the way. This makes it so much easier to share your faith. You are operating within God’s will!
Divine appointments are not some mystical, spiritual experience. God gives them to people he trusts to speak about Jesus and demonstrate his change in them. You can have divine appointments simply by asking the Holy Spirit to lead you in sharing your faith. In your prayers, ask him to tell you who to speak to, when to speak to them, and what to say. Then, follow his lead and his prompting.
Have you ever had any divine appointments? What was it like?
Most people find that when the Holy Spirit directs them in witnessing, they
receive greater success for God’s kingdom. Leave a comment and tell me what you
think about divine appointments.