This post is continuing the series I’m working through on redeeming your conversations and making them valuable.

You can read part 1, part 2, and part 3 before reading this, if you’d like some background.

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Some Tips on Actually ‘Going There’

Being convinced you want to redeem your conversations is one thing. Knowing how to actually do it is another thing altogether. How do you ‘go there’? Here are a few tips.

  1. Have something to say. Have you read your Bible this week? What have you read that you could share?
  2. Be open. Don’t ever expect a conversation (or a relationship!) to go deeper than you make it.
  3. Have questions. What kinds of things could you ask that would lead to fruitful spiritual conversation? (see here for some help)
  4. Approach people. Don’t sit back and wait for someone to come serve you. Target someone and engage.
  5. Care. If you don’t actually care it will be pretty obvious. Developing a genuine love for people will go a long way in helping you listen carefully and speak appropriately and wisely.
  6. Aim to serve. Ask yourself, ‘How can I “give grace” to the person I’m talking to?’
  7. Pray. If this is a biblical command and a spiritual reality, then you can’t do it on your own. So before, during, and after your conversations.
  8. Be deliberate. When you know Sunday or Wednesday is coming, prepare!