We were visiting with some friends the other night and talking about interacting especially with the young adults at church. Sometimes it is hard because our interests are so different and you just want to start a conversation that is more than just about the weather.
My husband (have I mentioned how much I love this man?) is so gifted at conversing with others and taking the conversation to a deeper spiritual level. I need to remind myself to stop talking so much and just listen more to him. I can learn much. He shared two simple but very good questions to ask other believers when we are together:
1. How can I pray for you?
2. What have you been reading in God’s Word?
Simple, easy to remember and they will draw the conversation towards the spiritual. Even better is when they share a prayer request is to take the time to pray with them right there on the spot.
Such simple questions, but they have the potential to take us so much farther than “so how was your week?” <– my usual question 🙂 I’m looking forward to trying these out next week!
Trish Clark says
What wonderful wisdom! My son is the pastor of our local church and I am honored to be the women’s ministry director. I am always attempting to lead conversations toward spiritual considerations and your advice is excellent. My lovely daughter in law is an excellent communicator and a true asset to the ministry but I am learning as I go.
I appreciate your input.