The first two training before engage week transformed my life. The lesson on “Jesus’ Approach” taught me how to interact with others by doing four simple things: LOVE-LISTEN-DISCERN-RESPOND. In John 4:1-42, Jesus taught us to go out of our way, set aside our own needs, and embrace the ignored, despised, and ashamed. When He engaged with someone, Jesus listened to their questions and stories. During their conversation, He discerned the condition of their heart and their openness to the Gospel. Once He did this, He responded. We are to respond however the Holy Spirit instructs.
The lesson about “Finding Your Mouth” gave me the tools I have been missing. I have never focused on tuning into the Holy Spirit and allowing the Holy Spirit’s power work by having others read aloud the LIVING Word. I stand in awe of how much deeper my relationship with my Heavenly Father has gotten since implementing these simple techniques.