Out To Lunch

Tell us what happened?:

Yesterday after Church, we went out for Lunch with some other people from The Stirring. We were having a really great time, just catching up and connecting. As we were paying for our meals, I began feeling a light sensation in my elbow joint. I guessed it was a word of knowledge for our Server, so I took a moment think over how I was going to start the conversation. I didn't want her thinking I was 'Out to Lunch' in more ways than one... As she was about to leave I introduced myself and what I wanted to ask, before cracking a small joke to lighten the mood. Then I popped the question "Does either yourself or someone in your family have a problem with their elbow, or the joints in the body in general, like a constant uncomfortable ache or arthritis of some kind in a very specific spot?"

She replied... "Not me, but my Dad has **** which causes a fair amount of discomfort every day in his wrists"

After sharing why I was asking, and adding a little more fun at my own expense, it opened the door for me to pray for her Dad. We said a really short prayer and then she said... "Wow that would be amazing if when I get home he no longer has that condition!". She was really excited and intrigued. Our group stayed a little longer to have some coffee and keep talking, but as we were leaving she noticed and made a special effort to say goodbye.

Taking risks to extend the Kingdom is great fun, but intimidating, and it has to come from a place of rest and not performance. I have noticed that when I step out from a place of rest and fun, everything just goes better! The Father wants to talk to the people around us more than we do, and He wants to use you as the ice breaker."