Demystifying Divine Appointments

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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.

This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. andrewdfairchild

    That’s a beautiful teaching. The Holy Spirit seems to work in practical ways to reach as many as He can, doesn’t he? I became as the Gentiles, that I might gain the Gentiles… that I might, by all means, save some,’ yes? I suppose I have never used the words, ‘Divine Appointments’, I have spent so much time in the Old Testament, before my wife passed a year and 9 months ago, that I haven’t done the reading in the Epistles or Acts (though I have read Acts recently) I suppose I shall start again with Acts, and then Romans. Only the Gospels have I done any reading in, and most of that, before she died. I have a friend I was doing study on the Holy Spirit with, but she became busy. I will have yo reread the post. Thanks very much!

  2. Vuyo Ngcakani

    I can’t think of a specific divine appointment that i might have had. I often look back on my life and think about if this hadn’t happened, or if I didn’t meet this person, my life would have been different. Those were my divine appointments.

    1. Jonathan Srock

      I have actually had special times during my evangelism where I have had an impression from God to talk to a certain person and then much more effective when I listened to his voice. The conversation goes a lot easier when we seek the Spirit’s will in our witnessing.

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