This past weekend more than 30 Battle for the Heart alumni attended a Leadership Equipping Track (LET) workshop in Atlanta, GA focusing on how to more effectively reveal God’s heart of compassion through Listening in Four Directions.
The LET Summit took the skills participants learned at the Battle for Your Domain – listening in two directions: to what is going on in the other person’s heart and your own - and built on that by asking participants to also consider what God might be doing or saying in the engagement.
“We are made in the very image of God,” said Larry Bolden, “and have the capacity to reveal his heart to the world simply by being present and loving well. But the enemy wants to diminish that capacity…tempting us to not be fully present and consider what God may be up to in a given situation.”
Workshop participants were challenged to listen without an agenda, focusing on hearing what is being said (or not said) by the person they’re engaging, consider how they’re impacted, ask the Lord how he would like to direct the engagement and consider ways evil might be hunting.
Everything else – how we respond, the questions we ask – flows out of listening.