We had stellar outreach success this past weekend as reported on this blog (6-18-11). We touched lots of people but more importantly those we approached were spiritually open. I’ve done plenty of outreaches where all of the elements of a great outreach seemed to be present yet nothing much happened. What is the difference maker between those times when we fire on all eight cylinders – when there is an obvious anointing, and other times when we are just slogging it out?
This past Saturday we did something a bit differently not on purpose but quite by accident. We have been prayer walking for some months. Those prayer times of going on site to specific areas where we feel impressed to literally both walk about and simultaneously pray have seemed fruitful. We have not been able to measure our fruitfulness – at least not until this past weekend. This time we accidentally double scheduled our prayer walking time with our outreach time. We had people doing a prayer walk in the same areas and the same time as where we did the burger outreaches. In spite of the “mistake” this one-two combination was electric. Many of the outreach people commented that there was a unique sense of freedom present as they went out to share God’s love in practical ways.
It took a scheduling glitch to discover something quite brilliant. I hope we can keep this before us in coming months as we continue to reach out, both on our knees and with beautiful feet at the same time.