God is Turning Delays Into Divine Appointments (“Hotspot”)

I pray the Holy Spirit ministers this truth to your heart today:

Where you are right now, there is Heavenly activity taking place around you.

God is present and moving on your behalf.

Even if you are experiencing frustration, or pressure.

  • In spite of delays, threats, or uncertainties

Or canceled plans.


The Day My Flight was Canceled

Four weeks ago today, while visiting family in New Zealand, I learned the Australian border was about to close.

Thankfully, my flight was due to land back in Melbourne before the closure that night! This meant I could avoid any potential difficulties of entering Australia on my New Zealand passport.

That afternoon, I walked into Auckland International Airport to an alarming scene.

  • Vast areas of the airport were empty, except for two long queues of people
  • Others were milling about looking confused
  • Every 15 minutes, loud warnings about COVID-19 were being broadcast over the loudspeakers

I cast my eyes up at the scheduled departures board, looking for my flight.
That’s when I saw the word:
Canceled.

I felt a wave of shock.
There was no explanation; I’d received no notifications.
This was my replacement flight—my first one had already been canceled.

Eventually, I learned that our plane had been grounded at the last minute, due to technical difficulties.

My rebooked flights for the following day, were about to present even more challenges.


Plans Have Changed

It’s what life has been like for many of us recently.

We had a plan, we had a destination. We were going somewhere.
But then, the COVID-19 pandemic happened.

Now, life as we knew it—and the direction many of us thought we were going to take—has been suspended.
Suddenly.

For some of us, the means to get where we were going has changed.
Or, like my return flights from New Zealand, the degree of difficulty in getting there is greater.

But God.

He is the master of changed plans.
God takes delays and detours, and transforms them into Divine appointments.


The Heavenly Hotspot!

It’s a reality that Jacob discovered, on a day he later referred to as “the day of my distress” (Gen 35:3).

That day, any plans Jacob held for his life were interrupted.
Canceled.

Having learned that his brother Esau wanted to kill him, he was on the run.

But God was with him.

That very night, sleeping on hard, stony ground, Jacob dreamed of a staircase, reaching between earth and heaven.
Angels were ascending and descending upon it.

And God stood at the head of that stairway, speaking of Jacob’s life and destiny (see Gen 28).

Jacob discovered he had inadvertently—and yet by Divine appointment—found himself in a place of encounter.
It was a Heavenly hotspot!

  • A hotspot is a place that is a center of activity [1]
  • One of the contexts often used today is that of a Wi-Fi hotspot

Today, you may find yourself, as Jacob did, in an uncertain position, a hard place, one you haven’t chosen.
But God is with you.

And the place you are located right now is Heaven’s hotspot.

Where you are—where you live, walk and work, the Holy Spirit is moving.
Angels are at work.

There is connectivity! [2]


Angelic Traffic

One of the ways that change due to the pandemic is evident here in Australia, is in the reduced traffic.

Highways and city streets have fewer cars.
Car parks are empty.
Planes are grounded; the air traffic is sparse.

But—the angelic traffic between Heaven and earth has not changed!

You may not be aware of it, but you are a focus of angelic activity.
Angels are coming and going.
God is moving.
Your prayers are being attended to.

As a child of God, like Jacob did at Bethel, you stand under an open Heaven.

  • An “open Heaven” simply means that there is nothing standing between you, and your Father, and all the resources of Heaven

You are in a Place of Divine Appointment

Today, it may seem as though your plans have stalled, but God’s plans remain secure.

Your Father has not forgotten you.

Your home and lodging place is at the centre of your Father’s attention, because you are the focus of His attention.
And where you are right now, is a Heavenly hotspot.


Notes:

[1] A hotspot is a physical location where people may obtain Internet access, typically using Wi-Fi technology:__https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hotspot_(Wi-Fi)

[2] The word connectivity is used of the ability of a computer, program, device, or system to connect with one or more others:__https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/connectivity

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75 thoughts on “God is Turning Delays Into Divine Appointments (“Hotspot”)

  1. Naomi Testimony

    God is the Master of changed plans.
    God takes delays and detours, and transforms them into Divine appointments.
    Thank you so much Helen Calder for this message. Much more grace to you.

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