I just finished reading Bill Hybels‘ newest book Just Walk Across the Room. I was so impacted by its content that I changed my sermon for this past Sunday. Instead of preaching on “The Power of Proper Life Stewardship” I preached on “The Power of a Walk Across the Room.”
Hybels’ basic message is that seeing someone’s life changed by the power of the gospel is usually as simple as walking across a room… or a soccer field, restaurant, or doctor’s office waiting room. The point is, our task is to share the gospel by reaching out in friendship with other people. He speaks about living in 3D, which refers to Developing Friendships, Discovering Stories, and Discerning Next Steps.
The greatest secret to witnessing effectively is living in step with the Holy Spirit and being sensitive to His leadership moment-by-moment. When prayer becomes as natural to us and as much a part of our lives as breathing, we will be in tune with heaven. We will develop a kind of sixth sense for people with whom we can build a rapport and present the gospel (in the right time and in the right way).
This is all a part of living a supernaturally natural lifestyle of sharing Christ with others with whom God brings us into contact. My prayer is that you’ll read the book and be on the lookout for opportunities to walk across a room today to befriend someone, to serve someone, or to share the gospel with someone.