What Successful Marketing Looks Like for a Christian

"Each marketing piece is to come from My River, My flow, My heart, and it will speak directly to their heart." (Pexels/rawpixel.com)

My attitude toward marketing had always been "yuck." I told the Lord that I hated marketing. The Lord spoke to me: "I want to teach you to love marketing and to become good at it. For you will become good at what you love." 

My Reflections: God's grace flows out through the channel of His love (Matt. 14:14; Gal. 5:6). Without love, there is no revelation, anointing or breakthrough. Breakthroughs require love, passion and whole-hearted searching, which result in God disclosing Himself to you. This is followed by steps of obedient implementation of the revelation(s) received.

Journaling: Each marketing piece is to come from My River, My flow, My heart, and it will speak directly to their heart. It is to be birthed in prayer and then sent with prayer. Then My Spirit will carry My message on the wings of My love into their hearts. Then I will prosper you. Then you will have success.

Mark, you know what the language of the heart is. It is imagination, pictures, emotions, flow, pondering and meditation. The heart deals with attitudes, motivations and character traits. Communicating to the heart involves discerning their deepest needs, aspirations, God- given destinies, passions and desires.

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I know all about the issues surrounding people's hearts. I will show you their hearts' needs, aspirations, fears and desires. I will grant you powerful stories and parables which will touch their hearts in a meaningful way, allowing My Spirit to work mightily within them, convincing them of what they are to do.

You know what a healed heart is. It is a heart full of faith, hope and love. The driving goals and passions of each person's heart are to experience these things. You are to help lead them into these things. You know what an unhealed heart is. It is a heart filled with fear, despair and anger. As you write, you are moving people from their fears, angers and despair to a place of faith, hope and love. It is really as simple as that.

Journaling: "Appeal to the heart with honesty and integrity and get out of the way."

Scripture: He who wins souls is wise (Prov. 11:30).

Mark Virkler, Ph.D., has authored more than 50 books in the areas of hearing God's voice and spiritual growth. He is the founder of Communion With God Ministries (cwgministries.org) and Christian Leadership University (cluonline.com), where the voice of God is at the center of every learning experience. Mark has taught on developing intimacy with God and spiritual healing for 30-plus years on six continents. The message has been translated into over 40 languages, and he has helped to establish more than 250 church-centered Bible schools around the world.

This article originally appeared at cwgministries.org.

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