Our flight plan and the Spirit’s are typically dissimilar. Problem is, changing course from our plan in order to get on course with his plan isn’t always as easy as it sounds. Inconveniences aside, what could be more important than being in the right place at the right time for a divinely scheduled appointment, especially if it involves influencing someone toward the Maker?
We were created to “do good works which God prepared in advance for us to do.” “Eternally Ordained Opportunities” is what I call these works that God providentially prepared in eternity past. In other words, he puts Rahabs in our path and gives us the opportunity to partner with him in his quest to befriend them.
Most of my divine appointments with Rahabs are purely accidental on my part. Of course there are times when I’m actually aware of some prompting of the Spirit, but mostly I just try to live responsibly before God and trust that he’ll orchestrate the unforeseen.
– Originally published in Reaching Rahab: Joining God In His Quest For Friends