Yes, look for divine appointments! Step #2 for accepting God’s immediate will in your life is to initiate a spiritual conversation with someone who is lost. Jesus might have said, “Hi, nice day we are having.” Jesus didn’t just talk about the weather but spoke to the woman about her spiritual need of salvation. Note four techniques He used in this conversation from John 4.
- Jesus asked questions. Wells were deep in those days and without a pitcher, Jesus could not drink. Jesus said, “Give me to drink.” In the original language it is more of a question, “Will you please give me a drink?” One of the greatest ways to talk with someone about the Lord is to ask him or her questions about what they believe about God, church, etc…
- Jesus listened. The woman could not understand why Jesus would ask her. First, He was a Jew and she was a Samaritan. The verse adds that the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans. Second, she was a woman. Men would rarely speak to women, much less Samaritan women.
People do not always want someone to “preach” to them. They don’t need someone pounding them over the head with a Bible. They need someone who will listen to their problems, value them as a person and lovingly talk to them about their need for salvation.
Someone said, “listening is more than waiting your turn to talk.” People have problems today! We should help them by listening to them.