“Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.” Colossians 4:6.
Verse chosen from today’s Bible reading: 2 Kings 22, 2 Chronicles 18-19, and Colossians 4.
“No Christian should have a dull, tiresome, know-it-all monologue of his faith. Instead, Christians, who have the most exciting news in the world to share, should be able to share that message with excitement, ability to invoke interest, an understanding of the basics, a willingness to listen and discuss, and a desire to answer everyone’s questions gracefully.” Life Applications New Testament Commentary: Colossians 4:6.
Certainly well put by the commentator.
I want so much to be able to be to express my faith to others. I falter at the prospect because I trust my own abilities rather than following the Holy Spirit’s lead.
I tend to pre-plan a conversation and that won’t work. I need to be grounded in what I believe and be ready to give an appropriate response to what comes along.
I need to trust the Holy Spirit to direct me verbally. It sure would be easier if everyone was at the same place spiritually. Then one solution would work with many. Instead, people are at various places and my words need to factor that in. Bottom line is that I will always need His Words. Mine will mess things up.
I must be in close relationship to God. I must listen, walk, and talk with Him all the time so that His Words become my words. Those words would be appropriate.
The words of Jesus were not always well received. If I’m looking to be popular I will revert to my words. God’s truth is God’s truth!
“Lord, fill me with You. Take me over entirely. Forgive me for my hesitancy in talking about You. Empower me with Your Holy Spirit so that I will be able to rightly represent You verbally. The time is short and so many need to know what You did and why You should be trusted in. I love You, Lord.”
I want His Words to replace my own in every conversation.