Trolling For Divine Appointments
April 26, 2009
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Trolling For Divine Appointments
God’s People – I’m continually amazed at the networking aspect in the way God runs the Kingdom. “People” are the currency of the Kingdom. The blessing that you can give or receive by finding the right people is God’s primary way of ministering to one another and connecting the dots to assemble the team for the next great exploits. The motive is simply love… we “connect” with people we love.
Taking the veil off – I was at a conference (Kingdom Economic Summit) this past week so it was a hotbed of opportunities to meet other Kings and find out what God is doing in other camps… 80 speakers in four days. That’s a ton of information. What struck me most was the deposit of wealth God has in His people and the one-on-one dynamics. New ideas and new exploits are breaking out like popcorn as this reformation of Kingly ministry gets launched. It felt like our priestly heritage is build around meetings and preaching and the Kingly realm has more emphasis on networking opportunities. I was ministered to and had opportunities to minister to others. It was so much fun I decided it was worth a newsletter to chat about the giving and receiving process of networking / ministry. Cashing in on all that fun means sharpening our skills to recognize when to receive and when to give and who that exchange should be with.
I ask you to receive her in the Lord in a way worthy of the saints and to give her any help she may need from you… Rom 16:2 NIV
Receiving – All of us have assignments that are bigger than our personal abilities. It takes faith to face challenges that are beyond our present abilities or finances. The answer is always teaming with the missing puzzle pieces. They show up in the form divine appointments with people. If you’re not watchful to draw that out of normal conversations you can miss one of God’s provisions. The best networkers I’ve encountered don’t wait for coincidence; they boldly introduce themselves to many people as a means of knocking on doors of divine opportunity. What they find are answers from people that God has prepared with solutions. It’s pretty exciting when you learn to expect it and discern it without being demanding. The result is a connection that normally represents an opportunity for both the giver and the receiver plus an ongoing friendship. When the puzzle pieces come together something new is created in the Kingdom, prayers are answered, heart’s desires are fulfilled and God’s purposes are advanced.
Giving – It takes courage to introduce yourself into the life of another and volunteer to bless them. There are a couple of steps I use that you may find helpful.
*First, I just watch for God to highlight someone. I find myself feeling drawn to that person or attracted to them by the Holy Spirit. You’ll often feel a heightened sense of love for that person as the Holy Spirit places a burden on you to pray for them. It’s normal, and maybe even helpful, to suspect and discern my own motives and verify that I’m the best person to interact. Sometimes we can pick up on things God is wanting to do and not be the best person to do it.
*Secondly, I don’t assume the other person is necessarily receptive or that the timing is right. I just ask if they would like prayer or conversation. If the answer is “not now,” that’s OK. However, if I’ve approached someone the Lord has highlighted that person invariably welcomes the interaction and gets totally blessed.
*If the person the Lord has highlighted, wants ministry, I like to include others to help add additional prophetic insight and balance. It’s wise to minister with one or two others. If a man is ministering to a woman, I always include another woman to help pray and add a degree of accountability. If I’m ministering to another man it can also be helpful to include a woman to bring a different perspective.
When and where? – Once we learn to listen, the Holy Spirit gives a sense or unction for many of the people we’re around. If the setting is too public, you can minister through questions and conversation. If our friend wants ministry and the setting is right for prayer or prophecy, I just go for it. If it’s done in love and with and an unction the results are always somewhere between really good and amazing!
The reality is that we can touch people’s lives in all kinds of different places if we adjust our discretion accordingly… at work, at lunch, during breaks, at conferences.
…For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy. Rev 19:10 NIV
John and Sue www.Releasing-kings.com
PS: I want to recommend some follow-up reading.
Who is God by Harold Eberle provides the best explanation of a more relational view of God. It’s must reading that connects our perception of God with everyday life.
Releasing Kings for Ministry in the Marketplace takes that foundation into marketplace ministry and the entrepreneurial nature of Kings. Fruit in the marketplace naturally springs out of sound doctrine.
Desire to Destiny – Takes the foundation and marketplace ministry and puts them in the context of seven practical keys or stages of growth you can apply in your own life.
You’re invited into the vision to release Kings; communicate the message, make the money, and do the mission.
- The Message – Our first goal is to get the Releasing Kings message into the hands of the messengers that will carry it… do it, preach it, teach it, example it.
- The Money – The second goal is to help Kings break out of poverty by networking them with practical opportunities to prosper. We want to introduce them to the right people, the right opportunity, and the right financial approach.
- The Mission – Network Kings with opportunities to mix business and missions. Accomplish the great commission through the marketplace.
You can get your copy of Releasing Kings for Ministry in the Marketplace or Desire to Destiny at