40 Day Daniel Fast Day 28

How relatable are you?

1 Corinthians 9:22  To the weak I became weak, that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all people, that by all means I might save some.
Have you ever had a good conversation about something you were clueless about? Think about this: Have you had a conversation with someone else about something they were skilled in and very knowledgeable about and you didn’t know anything about it? I know I have, and they usually turn out to be great conversations. Can I ask you a question? What has to happen to keep that conversation going? Would you say it has to be interest in the topic? Maybe! What about both parties having to know enough about the topic? Not really! Here is what I believe has to happen, those involved have to show curiosity and genuinely be relatable. When I say relatable here is what I mean, It's simply having the ability to relate to someone. Notice what Paul says; he says to the weak, I became weak to all the other different circles I became relatable, what was Paul saying to us, I can adjust!

Would you say that Paul was acting inconsistently with what he said he believed? No, I would say that Paul was adjusting and adapting his approach to the different groups he was involved in. To the bros in the city; he understood the hood language! To the brothers in the suburbs of Evanston, he understood how to be a diplomat. To the country family, he knew how to wake up early and attend to the animals. What am I saying? Paul understood how to adapt and be relatable. Paul had so many different approaches to his message; you will read it if you read through Acts. Can I ask you a question, who are you relating with? Are you engaging with someone now?
The loved one that you have been praying with to come to know Jesus, how well are you relating to them? How engaged are you?  
1 Corinthians 10:33
1 Corinthians 9:19
Romans 15:1
Father, I pray that as I am doing what you have called me to do, I don’t lose focus, that I can be approachable and be relatable for others to understand your gospel well. Lord, I pray that I develop a burden to be patient and long-suffering.
In Jesus name amen!

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