This extraordinary, supernatural timing of events and interactions is one of God’s signals that it is Him at work or Him talking to us. But I have learned to recognize His work and His words. I have learned how to listen intently for that “still small voice” and have gotten into the habit of yielding immediately and humbly to His wisdom while letting His matchless love guide the situation. The result has been some extraordinary, amazing experiences. I’ll relate just one more amazing “God appointment" which I had last week as an illustration, although there were several such incredible experiences during the week. In this instance, I had gone into a restroom at the hospital on Fort Knox. I was at the hospital to notify my doctor that some of my prescriptions were running out and had not been renewed as I thought she said she had done in my last visit with her. Anyway, as I went into this restroom, there was a wallet laying on one of the sinks, and no one was in the room. After I finished and was washing my hands, the wallet was still laying there, and I knew that I had to do something because the person who had left that wallet there probably didn’t know that he had absent-mindedly laid it down and left it.
So, I picked up the wallet and opened it up briefly to verify that it was someone’s personal wallet. On the inside, I saw a military id card. I did not look further into the wallet because I felt that nothing else in that wallet was any of my business. I was just there to help someone by securing the wallet, making sure that another possibly unscrupulous soul wouldn’t come along and take the wallet. I intended to find out where the lost and found office was for the hospital, but as soon as I stepped toward the door of the restroom, the door started to open. And something told me (that still small voice) that the person coming in the door was the owner of the wallet, so I held it up and out in front of me so that he would immediately see it upon opening the door. Sure enough, it was the owner of the wallet who immediately recognized the object I was holding up in my hand and reached out for it, thanking me several times for securing it. I told him what my intent was to do with the wallet had he not come back at that very moment.
So, my presence was really not needed as the man could have come in and found his wallet without me there. But I knew that God wanted me involved to give this stranger the message that there are completely honest people in the world and that someone cared about him even if they did not know him. Many times, our Christian service is nothing more than these simple acts of love, even if we do not get the opportunity to witness to them, but these small acts are supremely important in God’s eyes because they show that we love others the way that our Father in Heaven, our Savior Jesus, and the Holy Spirit love them. Often, we are the face, the arms, the legs, the ears, of our Savior, here in the flesh, expressing His love for these many people we encounter, as if Jesus Himself were here doing the act of service.
I pray that your ears, mind, and heart will be attuned to God's still small voice and that He would guide you into loving service so that others may see Jesus in you.