Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Doing evangelism as ourselves

Becky Pippert, author of Out of the Saltshaker, describes an introverted friend who is a gifted evangelist:

"First, this is an illustration of the power of listening. Knowing my friend, I'm not surprised people feel loved in her presence. She has an unusual capacity to listen with depth and compassion - more than she is even aware of. Listening well is a powerful way to share the love of Christ. [!!!!] Second, this illustrates the power of prayer. When we ask God to let people experience the love of Jesus through us, something happens that can't be quantified or easily explained. That's because prayer involves mysteries that happen to the soul." p. 110-111