LIVE LEARNING: You have not because…

This is the third in a series of posts sharing what we are learning in trying to launch a spiritual movement through digital channels. To catch up start with Part 1.

Ask God

You know this.  I know this. Doesn’t matter, because we all forget it.  A spiritual work is God’s work, and we get to join Him in His work. In the first post of this series, you might have gotten a sense of urgency and action. As you can see from our lab’s white boards, flow charts, and post-it notes, we are excited and engaged in the project.

BUT in our rush to get started we forgot the words of Jesus in John 15 Measure-Evaluate_b-1024x230

“You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you.”

What we did RIGHT

It’s not that we didn’t pray.  We prayed before each planning meeting. We prayed at the end of each planning meeting.  We asked Him for wisdom, insight, and direction.

What we DIDN’T

We didn’t act like focused prayer was the most important part of our strategic plan. We didn’t invite key stakeholders to intensely pray with us.


For our second iteration we emailed key partners and interested parties with specific prayer points, and asked them to give focused prayer attention with us on our second try.

QUESTION: for the work you are putting your hand to today, are you on God’s agenda and filled with the Holy Spirit OR are you asking God to come help with your agenda?

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