Every life is filled with connections, day after day through a myriad of ways, we seek to fill our own needs through connecting with others. The footprints of Jesus led him to the place His needs would be met and through the connection His need for a drink became the solution for the woman’s need for salvation.
No meeting is happenstance—for those led by the Holy Spirit every human connection is simply an earthly opportunity for a heavenly intervention. As a disciple you hold the keys to the kingdom storehouse. Here are four keys you can use today, and remember when you open God’s storehouse for others your needs are superabundantly met.
Trust—You are at the right place at the right time—the women of the day would not have been at the well at that time of day—but she was and God knew it!
Relate—recognize and relate to others from your own place of need. Honesty and humility go hand-in-hand. Jesus needed a drink and she was the one chosen to draw the water for Him.
Communicate—Don’t ‘grunt or grumble’ your way through the day—open up and speak words of encouragement, edification and empowerment—they will light up those you connect with, turn your grunting to glowing and your grumbling to great gratitude.
Acceptance—The keys of real connection happen when eye contact says, “I accept you.” One glance of love from the eye of Christ broke Peter’s heart, acceptance healed his wounds, brought him back into relationship and built a team that is still bearing fruit today!
For the past 30 years, Diane has served as evangelist, trainer, teacher, mentor, and consultant for churches of many denominations.