Could simply blessing people be a strategy for sharing the message of the gospel? Dave Ferguson shares what the experiment lets us understand. There were 50x more conversions when people were focused on blessing rather then on converting. How in a very practical way, that is theologically grounded, could we be a blessing to people?
B– Begin with prayer. We want you to ask, ‘God how do you want me to bless the people in the places you’ve sent me to?’
L– Listen. Don’t talk, but listen to people, their struggles, their pains, in the places God sent you.
E– Eat. You can’t just check this off. It’s not quick. You have to have a meal with people or a cup of coffee. It builds relationships.
S– Serve. If you listen with people and you eat with people they will tell you how to love them and you’ll know how to serve them.
S– Story. When the time is right, now we talk and we share the story of how Jesus changed our life.
The folks at Redemption Church here in Wichita, KS use a similar method and idea of blessing people and living the rhythms of a missional life. Sometimes, I think I make ‘evangelism’ this complex crazy thing that only ‘super christians’ do. But when it is boiled down to blessing and serving people, I quickly realize that this is simply what God did for his people, for us, and wants to do for so many more people.
Be a blessing somehow, with someone, today.