I know a mess when I see one because I am a mess. When we acknowledge our messes, we're a baby step away from acknowledging God. Your mess has the potential to bring God near you.
Whether weâ€™re religious or not, weâ€™ve all been in, are in, or are only one decision away from a mess. But thereâ€™s a powerful connection between your messes and your relationship with God.
Every week you spend time with people who donâ€™t know Jesus, and opportunities to have a conversation come up. How exactly do you have a good conversation with someone about your faith? How do you start and what do you even say? Jesus gives us a few examples of conversations he had with people on the journey to faith. Letâ€™s look at his example of how to have a truth and grace filled conversation about faith.
How do you have meaningful conversations - even friendships - with people who are radically different that yiou and who don't share the same values as you do? Few are better at doing this that Rose Zacharias Meeder. A married woman with four kids, Rose has built many friendships with people from the divorced, to the Buddhist, to the atheist. In this podcast - Rose walks us through how not to be weird while having meaningful conversations with those around us.
In a culture where people are spiritually curious, they are looking for people who are willing to have open and honest conversations. At the same time, it can be difficult to understand someoneâ€™s journey to Jesus. When does God show up in someoneâ€™s life? How do we play a role in that? How do we trust God to show up? How do they trust us as a safe person to help them on their journey?