"The next day he handed the innkeeper two silver coins, telling him, ‘Take care of this man. If his bill runs higher than this, I’ll pay you the next time I’m here.’ - Luke 10:35
"After some time Paul said to Barnabas, “Let’s go back and visit each city where we previously preached the word of the Lord, to see how the new believers are doing.” - Acts 15:36
The Art of the Follow-up can take your thoughtfulness to a whole new level. Once you’ve engaged with a person, asked good questions, and remembered details within the conversation, you can push the limits of care by intentionally reconnecting with the person to check on details from that conversation.
It is one thing to stop and engage with a person. Maybe you ran into each other at the store or attended the same bible study or just happened to be in the office break room at the same time. You can increase your thoughtfulness by intentionally following up with that person. You might call that friend you ran into at the store to ask how things went with their interview. You can check on the person from bible study and perhaps offer to pray with them about their situation. You can swing by your co-worker's cubicle or office to see how their kids’ baseball game went.
When we go the extra mile in following up, it shows that we were listening and that they continued to be on our mind.
TRY IT: Follow up on a prayer request during your bible study group or a conversation with a co-worker.