Recently someone shared a prophetic picture God gave them for our ministry.
She saw red cords going out from our place and into many places across the US and then into all the world. This resonated with my spirit as we desire to create a network of like-minded people who love sent ones as much as we do…
people who love hosting them in their homes; trained counselors, therapists, and inner healing ministers who understand the unique emotional needs of these sent ones; financial partners; prayer partners; volunteers who serve in various ways…
She affirmed that those were part of it, but sensed there was more to it than that, so we pressed in and asked God for more revelation. She sensed that we will be a hub where people come to be mentored and then go out and duplicate various aspects of our ministry. We do feel we are called to be a Mama and Papa in the Kingdom, so perhaps this is part of the bigger picture, long-term plan.
We have been amazed at the ways God has connected us with people so far. It’s so fun to have get-to-know-you conversations and realize we know the same people or attended the same event at the same time or had a similar life experience that instantly binds our hearts on a deeper level. This is what I love about Kingdom family. I’m someone who finds small talk challenging. I prefer to really get to know someone, to build real relationship, to be authentic and genuine, to have conversations that are mutually uplifting and encouraging.
I believe these are ways we can put this Scripture into practice: By yourself you’re unprotected. With a friend you can face the worst. Can you round up a third? A three-stranded rope isn’t easily snapped. Ecclesiastes 4:12 MSG
The thing about rope (cord) is that it may only be three pieces braided together, but each of those pieces is made up of lots of individual threads.
Who are the threads that make up your rope?
How can you strengthen your connection with them this week?
Jill Perry, founder of Bursting Barns Ministries