The Journey

Keith Duncan-8

I believe that we flew past Spring and jumped straight into summer. May was a blur, with a massive flurry activity within the Duncan household and His Call Ministries. I was blessed to celebrate my 48th birthday in May, and Judah completed his sophomore year with straight A’s; allowing him to exempt all of his exams, for which he is extremely thankful for. Additionally, he was able to get his driver’s license, and now is skirting about town on his own. (Pray saints pray!)

May was also filled with ministry opportunity every weekend during the month. We kicked the Mother’s Day weekend off by ministering at Campmeeting Ministries in Critz, VA, and then were blessed to speak at Pastor David & Cindy Bryant’s church in Danville as the keynote speaker for Mother’s Day. We then traveled to Maryland to minister and celebrate with Dr. Caretha Crawford at her 5th Year Gala Celebration for In Pursuit of His Presence Ministries. It was a rather spectacular evening giving the Lord praise for all He has accomplished through their ministry efforts. What a wonderful blessing to sow back into the lives and ministries of these our cherished Kingdom Covenant Partners.

We rounded out the last of the month by pulling together another great team of worship leaders, which I have worked with throughout the years, for a special Pentecost Celebration with Cornerstone Television Network in Pittsburgh, PA. God has given us great favor with the President of that great network, and we have several more weeks worth of ministry coming up throughout the rest of this year, as well as several weeks of taping for INSP with David & Barbara Cerullo. This seems to be a great year for television ministry opportunities.

I continue to be amazed at how God opens doors for me to minister to individuals through the Real Estate opportunity. Michele and I have prayed with many of our clients, and God has often given a word for their lives…and they have received it. God has used this season to help us better articulate God’s plan for people’s lives who are not churched and are not familiar with the Church lingo that we often surround ourselves with.

As I reflect not only over the past year of our life and ministry, I can look over the past 23 years or ministry with Michele and realize that with each step of our journey (regardless of whether it made sense at the time or not), God was teaching us a nugget that would add to the sum total of who we are.

Oftentimes, if we are not careful, we will overanalyze every opportunity set before us and can talk ourselves out of an opportunity that God has placed before us; especially if it is one that does not make sense. Unfortunately, when in pursuit of God’s plan and purpose for our lives, we are not allowed the opportunity and luxury of knowing the

“Why” to each door. It merely requires us to listen to the voice of the Lord at each cross road and move according to His direction.

  • What is God Speaking to you today?
  • Is it hard to hear what He is saying?
  • Does it make sense to you, or are you wrestling with it making sense?
  • What is holding you back from moving forward?

Each of these are key questions for you to ponder and consider as you are earnestly seeking for clear direction from the Lord. So, let me give you four things that may assist your journey.

ASK

First, with each opportunity it is important to ask God if this is an opportunity from Him, or a distraction.

Often, the enemy will use something as a mere distraction to prevent you from walking out what He is calling you to. But when you pray and earnestly seek His will, He will give you a green light to keep moving forward.

TRUST

As you move forward, you need to trust that He will direct and guide you. You need to continue walking forward until He illuminates a Red light, and if He does not, keep moving forward. This is part of the Faith walk required by each of us .

Trust in the Lord with all of your heart, and lean not unto your own understanding. In all of your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths. –Proverbs 3:5

OBEY

Obedience is a tricky one. This is the place where our thoughts and reasoning often interfere with what God has told us to do. This is what happened when King Saul made a sacrifice before going to war because Samuel was delayed in his journey. Saul thought the sacrifice was the ultimate requirement to victory, yet it violated God’s protocol with Samuel the priest making the sacrifice.

Often, we get in a hurry and try to figure things out and “Make It Happen” with our resources, giftings, and skill sets. Yet God still requires us to obey His plans that He has prescribed for our journey.

ENJOY

When you follow each of these steps on your journey, the Lord promises His provision for you. When you ask for His direction, when you step out in faith and Trust Him to guide you, and then when you choose to obey His voice and direction, then He plans for you to enjoy the fullness of that which He has purposed and destined for you.

Sometimes, especially in the Charismatic circles, we feel it is not OK to enjoy a season. We feel guilty, or we feel that we should not feel happiness. If we are not careful, we will waltz right past the blessing and not enjoy the season of rest that He has provided for us.

This state of enjoyment is not our final destination. Rather, it is the place that He provides to us beside the still waters. A season of rest, refreshing and ultimately re- enlistment for the next leg of our journey.

I have learned that life is not about a final destination, but rather of sequence of life events filled with moment along the journey that make us who we are called and purposed to be. The key is sharing those moments with others along our journey to assist with where they may be on their journey.

Michele and I are enjoying a season of rest from the stress and strain of executing our Throne Zone conferences. For 12 years, we have subjected ourselves to the pressure of raising the budget and executing an event with a great level of excellence. It has been very rewarding, yet very draining mentally, emotionally, and so God has allowed us this year a Sabbath rest for which we are very grateful.

In this season we are learning how to better and more effectively reach people with the message of the good news that Jesus brings to us; how He provides hope for individuals, and how He has a plan for their life.

He is exposing us to new technology to better enable us to reach people, better understanding the times and how to effectively reach and impact lives of individuals in this season on planet earth.

Today, I encourage you on your journey. Ask God what He has for you. Ask Him to begin to open and close doors for your life. As He begins to open doors (and close them), Trust that He is in control and take the first step toward that open door. Listen to His voice with every step, and continue moving forward until you get a “Red Light” or a “NO” from God. When He speaks a word to you, be quick to respond with a “YES LORD” and walk with relentless obedience to the voice of God. And finally, ENJOY the seasons of rest. Don’t push past that season, but abide by the still waters as long as He allows you to, knowing that He will soon be opening other doors to you leading you to the next leg of your journey.

Michele, Judah and I love you greatly and thank God that He has brought you into our lives to journey with you during this season of your life and ours. We believe He has great plans and purposes for you, but we also know that it may be a bumpy ride. Let us therefore covenant to encourage each other along the way. Speaking to one another in Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs keeping our eyes focused upon the prize of the High Calling in Christ Jesus.

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What A Celebration!

Michele and I are so very thankful that you have chosen to partner with us for 2013.  I believe that during this year, we will see the impact from this ministry expand into new territories resulting in many hundreds of people having God encounters in the midst of their time of worship.  As a result, I believe that these people will discover their purpose in life while in that Throne Zone dimension of worship with the Father.  All of this will be a direct result of you standing with us faithfully each month throughout this New Year. 

I have learned that as we enter into covenant relationship, God will allow that same Favor and Kingdom Connections to flow into your life and ministry.  Even as we shared at the conference, 2013 will be a year of “partnerships” for this ministry.  I believe God will cause partnerships to be realized for you and your business or ministry.  Our visions will become reality as God brings different partnerships into our lives.  We must analyze each new possibility and not discount or disregard these relationships God presents us with.  Remain steady, steadfast, unshakable and true to the vision.  Methods may change, but the DNA of your vision must not be altered.  Faithful is He who calleth, whom He also equips.  That is the word of God for you today….Hallelujah!

Well, we had a wonderful 10th Year Anniversary Throne Zone.  Testimonies are pouring into our office through email and snail mail.  Michele and I would love to hear what God did this year in your life as a result of The Throne Zone.  We were able to provide many scholarships this year- more than ever before.  Just yesterday, I received an email from one of the ladies we gifted with a scholarship and I wanted to share her testimony with you:

I asked for Prayer at the conference.  I wanted your intercesssors to know that the Chest Xray that was taken a month ago showed a lesión in my left hilar región….I had a CT scan taken on last Saturday…The Report says normal examination….no evidence of mass or lesión seen…..I know Jesus is  my healer!!!                                     -Lauretta Melendez

HALLELUJAH!!!!!!

Within the next couple of weeks, we will be posting pictures and video clips from this past Throne Zone.  So, please be sure to check the website when those are posted.

As we look ahead, we are pleased to announce our Inaugural Throne Zone Golf Tournament.  In addition to being a great day of golf and fellowship, this is a fund raiser to help us expand the Throne Zone into the various regions set before us.  This event will allow us to play together for the day, while helping to propel us forward into these new regions.  Our office is flooded with phone calls and emails asking us to bring a Throne Zone to these various areas.  Our staff stands ready to move ahead, but the Golf Tournament and your faithful monthly support will help us answer His Call and establish a Well of Worship where these people can drink, find refreshment, but ultimately become refueled for their assignment.  So please help us with this golf tournament by sharing it with your friends or family who are interested in golf, or sign up to play.  There is no way that you can be any worse of a golfer than me, so come out and have a great time and help us dig these new wells of worship.

On a final note, we have upgraded our accounting software which provides us with several new features.  One such feature that we will be utilizing is regarding your monthly donations.  When we receive your donation (either in the mail, online or auto-deduct), you will receive an email from our office simply letting you know that we have received your donation for the month.  We will still send you an end-of-the-year contribution statement for tax purposes, but this new feature will remind you that you have submitted funds to this ministry and they have been received….not lost in the mail. 

Below, you will find your Kingdom Covenant Partner Code for 2013 as well as the amount you have pledged- either monthly or a one-time gift.  Again, we thank you for standing with us faithfully each month.  Because of your faithfulness, we can answer His Call and avail ourselves of every opportunity the Lord sets before us.  We have great vision, and your faithful support will enable us to release all of this upon the earth.  

Please know how much Michele and I love you and believe in the destiny God has placed within your heart.  It is our prayer that we will provide encouragement and faith to your vision as you offer your support to this ministry.  Remember, greatness is within you.  You have an assignment that no one else on the planet can fulfill, unless you choose to forfeit that assignment.  Be not weary in well doing, for in due season you shall reap if you faint not.  Keep moving forward.Image