Each and everyday the first thing I do is make an Appointment with God. Basically what that means is I look for Him within my day and then I find scripture that verifies what I’ve found. I’ve never believed that someone should believe in something because someone tells us to. I believe that one should always be grateful for the information and then verify. It’s a lot more work than taking someone’s knowledge and making it your own, but the reason I do it is because I want to know the reason… I do it!
Anyway, a few days ago I had a doctor’s appointment, and before my appointment was over my doctor referred me to a specialist. I thanked him, left with the referral slip and prayed about whether or not I was going to make an appointment. I know what I have, and I’m tired of paying doctors to tell me about what I have, and I just finally decided that I wasn’t going to make the appointment.
A few nights ago my son asked me if I was going to make the appointment. I said, “no” and he got a little upset and made me promise that I would go. Now, being that I’m not always the best mother I told him I would. At the time I really meant it, but then yesterday I woke up and decided that I was a grown woman and at my age I don’t need to be promising something that I don’t want to do!
The interesting part about this was to justify my decision I called my mother and told her I wasn’t going to go. I called my dear friend, Barker, and told her I wasn’t to go and both of them listened and said they understood. So there! I had two people who understood the reasons “why” I didn’t want to go!
Then yesterday afternoon arrived and I began feeling guilty about promising my son that I would make the appointment and I didn’t. Finally the guilt got so bad that I looked up to heaven and said, “God, if it is important that I call this specialist will you please give me a sign. If not… I’M NOT GOING!”
A few hours later I was sitting at my desk and my phone rang, “Hello. Is Gina there?”
“Yes, this is Gina.”
“Hi Gina, I’m calling you from Dr. Cohen’s office. I see that we have a referral for you to see the doctor.”
At that moment I froze and actually started shaking, and said, “Yes. Why are you calling me? I’ve had hundreds of referrals in my life to go and see many a doctor and not one of them has ever called me to schedule the appointment. I’m the adult and am supposed to call you.”
“I agree,” she said “but for the past few days my heart kept going back to your slip and a few moments ago it was put on my heart to give you a call, so I called. You are right. We don’t call patients. It is their job to call us.”
I sat in silence for a moment and then I asked, “Are you a praying woman?”
She giggled and said, “Yes I am.”
I told her the story about how I prayed to God to give me a sign and at that moment she giggled and said, “Well, I believe you’ve got your confirmation!”
The two of us chatted for another 10 minutes about how we both were in awe of the way this appointment transpired, and when I hung up the phone I looked up to heaven and said, “Okay. Thanks for scheduling my appointment.”
Now, I have no idea what’s going to transpire from seeing yet another doctor, but since God went out of His way to ensure an appointment was made— I’m truly excited to go and find out what this appointment is for. And, no matter what happens… I thank God each day that I’ve been able to experience so much of life and am able to understand what was written because of the life in which I’ve lived!
7 “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.
9 “Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? 11 If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! 12 So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets. Matthew 7: 7-12
ONWARD TO LIVING EACH DAY TO THE FULLEST!