Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Divine Appointment!


Sometimes I am just amazed at how awesome out God really is. Lord I trust You with all my heart, mind and soul. You are my Fortress, my Hightower, and my Rock. Only in you Lord I put my trust. It just blows me away sometimes on how the Lord uses His sheep. Today I humbled myself before my God and thanked Him for allowing me to be His Servant.



I received a telephone call from one of my Hospice clients' wife asking me if I had the time to come over and set with her husband while she took off shopping for a few hours. Now this particular client of mine is not expected to live much more than a few more months.



What was unique about this phone call was that I had not heard from this client for about two months because he had decided he really didn't need a hospice volunteer watching him. Anyways, I told this lady that I would be there to set with her husband while she ran errands and did her shopping.



When I arrived, John (not his real name) was setting in his recliner chair. John was too weak to come to the door so I let myself in. I said, "John, so good to see you." John told me that he was really happy that I could make it over to set with him. John began to talk about his health deteriating and that being he was a Christian that He wasn't afraid to die. Now it is the policy of hospice that volunteers cannot express their own personal religious beliefs unless the clients brings up the subject.



I thought to myself, Lord thank you for working through John that he trusted me well enough to talk about his faith and his pending death. Even though John had been a Christian for years and had accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior, he told me that he was a little worried because he didn't know for sure if he was good enough to make it to Heaven.



My heart just went out to John at that moment. I asked John if he wanted me to explain to him how he could be 100% sure, that if he died today, he would be in the loving arms of Jesus. John asked me how I could possibly know this for sure.



At that time, John and I had about a two hour Bible study, meditating and praying on God's word. At the end, John fully understood that when our Lord Jesus died on the cross, he died for our past, present, and future sins, and when our Lord said, "It is finished", He meant that He had paid the price for all mankind to be able to come before a Holy God.



Thank you Lord for this divine appointment.

13 comments:

Sonny Davis said...

Lloyd,

It's always great to hear of about fellow servants that are willing to be obedient to God's call. This truly qualifies for a "Divine Appointment". I pray that God will continue to bless you as you minister to others.

Thanks for sharing this.

Patty@Heaven said...

Great post!
God is so awesome!!
I know this was God's plan, for you to go to John and clarify what Salvation is all about and how our Lord Jesus Christ sacrificed Himself for our sins and how much He loves us.

Thank you
Patty@Heaven

PS. Thanks for following my blog and thanks for your comments :-)

Lloyd said...

Thank you, Sonny and Patty for your visits and comments. God is good all the time. All the time God is good. God bless, Lloyd

INSIDE THE SHRINK said...

The Lord's timing is perfect. How blessed you are to be used of God and how great it is that you were open and ready with the Gospel. What a great testimony. Thanks for sharing. God bless.

Chatty Crone said...

It was a miracle for sure! sandie

Lynda Young said...

Wonderful, wonderful post. I love the way our Lord works. :)

debbie g said...

Lloyd,
Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Reading this post of yours reminds of a conversation I just had today on the playground about how awesome it is to know in the very moment how you are being used by God. I know there are probably lots of times we are used, but won't know until we are on the other side, but the moments we get to glimpse right now are just so cool. Thanks for sharing your heart and your passion for the Lord through your blog.
Debbie

Lloyd said...

It was my blessings to visit your blog. When God wants us to do His will, we need to be ready or He will leave us behind. God's blessings, Lloyd

Elizabeth Mahlou said...

It is amazing how God opens the door in such cases and how, if He gives us a task, He also gives us what we need in order to accomplish the task (although I have to admit that sometimes His tasks are far from easy).

Anne said...

What a blessing that you were with that man at his final hours. Your blog is a beautiful testimony!

Lloyd said...

Thank you Elizabeth and Anne for your visit and comments. It is such a blessing when God opens the doors to witness for Him. When we feel we can not do what our Lord wants us to do, we can be sure that our Holy God will supply us with the wisdom necessary to accomplish His will. God bless, Lloyd

May Be Miracles said...

Lloyd,
*Lump in throat*
This had to have been one of the most important days of "John's" life...it's quite overwhelming to think of how God makes sure the right person is in the right place at the right time to help one of His children.

God loves you!
Dustine

Lloyd said...

Thanks Dustine for the visit and comments. It is so true that when our Holy God wants us to do something for Him, He will make sure we are at the right place at the right time. Our Holy God will also provide everything we need to accomplish His mission. God bless, Lloyd