Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Just another doctor's appointment?

Do you ever think about little moments, and how you got to a certain point in your life? I was reminded yesterday about the love of God and His plan. It couldn't have shown up at a better time.

Yesterday I went to the doctor. You know... just a routine appointment. I was scheduled with a doctor whom I had never seen before. Two weeks ago, the appointment scheduler told me that this doctor was a "specialist" in the field that I was looking for. A couple of different times while on the phone, the woman on the other end of the line assured me that I was being scheduled with the right person.

Okay. Sounds good. Fast forward two weeks to July 29, 2013 (yesterday). 

I checked in early to my doctor appointment because I'm always early everywhere I go. It's kind of ridiculous how much I hate being late. Anyways, I sat in the waiting area for about 15 minutes. Then, I was called back into the room and sat another 30 minutes. I was starting to get annoyed.

Finally the doctor came in and greeted me with a smile and a handshake. He asked, "What brings you in today? How can I help you?" So I gave him my schpill. Not that you need to know the deets. But I told him what I was interested in, and asked his opinion on the matter. 

After we talked more about that, we sort of side tracked. He began testing the waters. He said, "If you don't mind..." (he paused) "...I read a scripture this morning that I would like to share with you. God is tugging on my heart to share this with you." 

Wow! Blow.away.

So he shared the scripture with me and we talked a minute about it. Then I chimed in with my feelings about the situation in regard to God and being a Christian. It's funny; during the appointment, before he mentioned the scripture, I felt like I wanted to tell him something about God. But I didn't. I am not sure why. Once he opened up to me, I felt like I could.

Long story short: We ended up talking to each other for at least 45 minutes - well over my appointment time. He mentioned to me, "I think I know why you were scheduled to meet with myself. I also understand why God showed me that verse this morning." Those were some powerful words.

Then, as if God's presence wasn't already easily noticeable, the doctor asked if he could pray for myself. I agreed, and he grabbed my hands. And we prayed. Yes, a medical doctor at a normal hospital. And we prayed. Just like that.

After thanking him a bajillion times, I left and headed out to my car. In the parking lot, all alone, I got teary-eyed and started talking out loud. I said, "God, I just want to thank you for letting me know that you've been hearing my prayers." It was in that moment that I realized he could truly hear me. 

It was such an amazing experience. I can't even put into words how blessed I feel. God does some amazing things.
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18 comments:

  1. Wow! That is just so awesome! So funny how God has these plans going on and we don't even realize it until after!

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  2. Such a great story! Brought a few tears to my eyes as well. :)

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  3. What a wonderful experience! I would have been floored by such as amazing experience. God is truly hearing you.

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  4. this gave me chills and a little teary eyed. its still good to know there are good Christian people in the world today!

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  5. Wow!!! That gave me goose bumps. I love hearing these stories!!

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  6. Chills. I have chills. Love this story! So glad you were scheduled with that specific doctor!

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  7. Teary eyed over here, as well.

    I've been thinking of you and hoping everything is getting better/going well. I know this was meant to be!!

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  8. This literally brought tears to my eyes! I love that you had a great experience yesterday.. you deserve it!!!

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  9. This is pretty phenomenal. Lots of well wishes, prayers, and hugs sent your way! People like your doctor aren't placed into your life for no reason, always remember that!

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  10. Touching story! I've got chills, and tears! It's like I needed to read that this morning... Listening to praise music and praying to our great Lord today!

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  11. What a cool story! I love when these little things happen that show you God is near. (:

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  12. What a sweet story! How kind of him. :)
    p.s. Hope the book arrives soon!

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  13. Wow...that is awesome! What a wonderful testimony to the power and sovereign work of our Savior! Praying for you and whatever your situation is! I know the Lord is walking right beside you through it all.

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  14. Ok..totally had some tears well up in my eyes. I think stories like this are amazing. :) Something wonderful brought you too him..and for whatever you are seeing him for, I just want you know I am thinking of you and hoping for nothing bu wellness for you my friend.

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  15. this is amazing! Girl, I hope everything is alright!

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  16. I absolutely love this! It makes me feel so great when doctors are also Christians. Sometimes I feel like that's hard to find. On another note, I hope everything is all right with you! Hugs and prayers!!

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  17. I got chills reading this! I've been thinking about you a lot lately - hope you get some good news soon, what's meant to be will happen. Stay strong! xo!

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