My Lord spoke to me this morning as I was enjoying our time together in our secret  place:                                                                            

    Come close to Me and see My will for you as a blessing from Me. It is taken you many places and the expriences I give you would love to be experienced by those who miss them. Yes, the experiences live because I give them to people as a time of learning from Me. They experience the interest of My people and communicate with them in ways that people could miss. My love for you takes you into experiences that have meaning for your future as well as the present. Experience Me through others, and don’t be afraid to use them as a gift from Me. You will meet new people, but look to them as My experience I have planned for you. Look at it this way: I work on both sides. One side learns from the other side. You show-up and they show-up. You are thinking and they are thinking. You impress them one way or the other; one way or the other. I know you don’t fully understand, but you will.

There are occasions in our lives when we experience God ordained encounters: communications with those set-up by the Lord. Look at them as something God has appointed and ordained, and ask, .“What can I learn from this?”  God can and will communicate to us through  others.

November 8, 2007, God gave this portion of verse to me: I Samuel 10:7b – …do as ocasion serve thee: for God is with thee.

Read I Samuel 10:1-8.

Saul had gone out to search for and find his father’s lost asses. After traveling far and not being able to find them, Saul’s servant said,  “There is a man of God here in this city (Zuph), all that he says comes to pass. Let’s go to him and maybe he can show us where to find the lost asses.”  (I Samuel 9:5-8).

Now, the Lord had told Samuel in his ear a day before Saul came, saying, Tomorrow about this time I will send thee a man out of the land of Benjamin, and thous shalt anoint him to be captain over my people Israel (I Samuel 9:15,16).

Then Saul drew near to Samuel, and said, Tell me I pray thee, where the seer’s (see I Samuel 9:9) house is. And Samuel identified himself as the seer, and invited Saul and his servant home with him, and said, For ye shall eat with me today and tomorrow I will let you go, and tell you all that is in your heart. As for the asses, they are found. And on whom is all the desire of Israel? Is it not on thee, and and all your father’s house?”  (I Samuel 9:19,20).

On the next day Samuel anointed Saul to be (ultimately) the king of Israel.

You see, God was working on both ends. He wanted Saul and Samuel at the right place at the right timing so His will could be accomplished. He used Saul’s servant, Saul, Saul’s father, and yes, He used the asses.

There were life changing experiences for Saul following directly after his ordained encounter with Samuel. For when Saul left from Samuel, God gave him another heart: and all those signs spoken by Samuel came to pass that day (I Samuel 9:9-12).

Prepare yourself for your God ordained encounters.