the CongoAre you a networker, a connector of people? I love meeting new people and I get really excited when the Lord shows me two people I know who would benefit from knowing one another. Now before you call me to find you a love match, I’m not talking about matchmaking. I’m talking about connecting two people who would grow or benefit from knowing one another in ministry or the workplace.

Yesterday, I received a Facebook message from an acquaintance introducing me to a lady saying I just had to meet her and the gentleman she was hosting from the Congo who wanted to meet with me. He is an attorney, a pastor, and a modern day abolitionist in his country. He wanted to learn what we are doing in America to fight the atrocity of human trafficking. It is a huge problem in the Congo and he wants to end it.

I don’t know anyone from the Congo. Those of you who have known me for any length of time know I have a heart for Africa, so to say I was intrigued was an understatement. I also love any opportunity to see God work through connections. He works in ways that may not make sense at the time, but always pan out in the end [Isaiah 55:8].  If He opens a door for you, no one will be able to close it [Isaiah 22:22, Revelation 3:7]. He is the ultimate networker.

Driving to the meeting I told God I had no idea where this was leading. How could I be of benefit

Me and my new friend, Bidou Lamba Lamba at Cool Beans Coffee.

Me and my new friend, Bidou Lamba Lamba at Cool Beans Coffee.

to someone from the Congo. Why was it important that I meet with this man before he left our country? When I arrived at the coffee shop later that afternoon, I was introduced to three strangers. When I left, I had three new friends. I was blown away by the various opportunities for ministry that were presented between me and my new friend from the Congo but also the way He opened up opportunities to minister in the future with the host family.

God honors obedience. You can read story after story in the Bible of God honoring those who do what He tells them to do. I went to the coffee shop because the Lord opened the door for me to do so. What I found on the other side of that door isn’t fully realized today, but I know it’s going to be good because it is from God.

Have you experienced the Divine Networker working in your life? I’d love to hear your story. Why not click on comment and join the conversation.