What if evangelization was more about listening than speaking? All too often, we think of sharing the Gospel as a talk or presentation that we rehearse in advance. This is quite different from Jesus’ instructions to His disciples, when He insisted that the Holy Spirit would tell them in the moment what they were to say (Luke12:11). But listening is hard. It requires silence, and it requires trusting in the wild belief that the Holy Spirit will actually speak to me in a way I can understand. It’s much easier to prepare a talk, to memorize a list of arguments, or to share a faith-related meme.
When we spend time daily in prayer, learning to listen for the voice of the Holy Spirit, we become more aware of His promptings. We learn to prioritize His agenda over our own, and we begin to ask what He would have us say rather than what we think other people need to hear.
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4 Ways To Take This Offline:
- Spend 10 minutes just listening for the Lord in prayer.
- Identify 1 person you believe God wants you to share the Good News with.
- Spend the next few days praying that the Holy Spirit would tell you how He wants you to share Jesus.
- Pray for the Holy Spirit’s guidance before, during, and after your interactions with people today.
About our Speaker:
Brian Kissinger lives in the foothills of the Austrian Alps, where he serves as Director of Student Life for Franciscan University’s Study Abroad program. He has a passion for sharing the Gospel, and he emphasizes a message of hope in a culture that has lost its sense of purpose. Brian is married to the girl of his dreams, Courtney, and they are the proud parents of Elliana and Brian2.0