ENP 021: Testimony of a Child, the CRM Streak, and 1 Cor 4:20

ENP 021: Testimony of a Child, the CRM Streak, and 1 Cor 4:20




In today’s episode I share a testimony my wife has about God healing her back through our son Daniel:

“So I’ve got a testimony to share…
For the last 6 days, my back has been feeling pretty messed up, not sure why (but I have a feeling it has something to do with carrying little kids around all day). I’ve tried everything I can think of to make it feel better–but to no avail. I was wondering if it was getting bad enough to call a doctor or chiropractor. So tonight, I asked Trip to pray for my back. He said he would…as soon as Daniel was in bed. But Daniel decided he wanted to play with Mommy, not go to bed–and since her back was messing that up, he figured that he should pray to Jesus right away to make things better.

So, Daniel walked up, placed his hand on me, bowed his little head, and prayed in words I couldn’t understand. Then he turned around, walked away, and softly but with great confidence said, “Amen”. And I kid you not…as he walked away, the pain just disappeared. Just like that. Daniel didn’t even seemed surprised–he just said matter-of-factly, “All done Mommy back.”

Matt 19:14 “But Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.'”

-Christen Nine

Matthew 19:14

New International Version
Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”

New Living Translation
But Jesus said, “Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to those who are like these children.”

English Standard Version
but Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.”



Streak is a CRM (customer relation management) tool that integrates with Gmail. Although CRM’s are traditionally meant for businesses and their sales teams, you can use a CRM to follow up with people you share the gospel with. Streak’s basic version of their software is free – so it won’t cost you a dime to use this amazing software.

With Streak you can set follow up reminders to continue to stay in touch with various contacts – and through email, Facebook, skype, etc. For example, say you have a landing page where you give away a free Bible for someone opting into your email list. When that person opts in, they get a PDF digital Bible sent to their inbox, and you get their email.

What do you do with that?

You will want to follow up with them and begin a relationship. You will want to jot down notes so you can remember details about this person. And you can use a CRM to do this as well as set calendar reminders to follow up with them at a later date.

Here is the sales cycle mapped out in Streak that you can re-purpose for follow up evangelism :)


You have:

  • Lead
  • Contacted
  • Pitched
  • Demo
  • Negotiating
  • Closed – lost
  • Closed – won


“Another amazing feature of Streak: every time they open an email by you, it gives you their location on google maps!”



This next picture is an actual evangelism process scale, it is called the Engle Scale:


It is a great tool to help you plot where people are so you can know how to effectively minister to them. It can also be helpful with re-purposing the Streak CRM tool.



1 Cor 4:20:

New International Version
For the kingdom of God is not a matter of talk but of power.

New Living Translation
For the Kingdom of God is not just a lot of talk; it is living by God’s power.

English Standard Version
For the kingdom of God does not consist in talk but in power.

New American Standard Bible 
For the kingdom of God does not consist in words but in power.

King James Bible
For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power.

I think you get the point :)

God’s kingdom is not just a sermon on Sunday or a Bible Study on Thursday nights – it is the demonstration of God’s POWER manifest for the world to see and know that God is good.

We are the hands and feet of Jesus, so it is up to us to begin praying for the sick at the supermarkets and expecting God to show up.

It is easier than you think and love never fails, so even if they don’t get healed – if you step out of the boat and love them, you don’t fail! And remember the kingdom of God starts as a little tiny seed that can barely be seen, but all the DNA of Heaven’s power is within that seed – so GO plant it and let God bring the increase.


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