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Speaking God to others

“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.

 

 

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How to be a Godly conversationalist

“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: Colossians 1-4.

Do you have something to say?

Believers possess sure have; the Gospel!  The good news.  We do have something to tell.

But are we able to tell it in a winsome way?  On our own?  No way.  We may win arguments and prove points but without using God-driven words we’re wasting our time.

I am convinced that we speak from a knowledge base that reflects what is important to us.  I know sports.  I read about them.  I think about them.  I have no trouble tuning into folks who are discussing sports.  I even have two blogs (McClelland Miscellanea, Writing Scots) in which I write about sports.

The ease for me in which I talk sports must acquire similar traction in sharing the Good News.  I need to know the Good News as well as I know sports.  It must grab my thought process.  It must drive me.   I must chase the workings of the Good News.

As I write this, I am more aware of why my Good News sharing suffers.  Why I am disappointed in it.  It is a lack of concentration on the Good News.  I must drive myself to be ready to share the faith that is within me.  That faith needs to turn into knowledge and words…..His Words.

“Lord, thank You for Your Word.  I know what I want to be…….rightly representing You.  Help me to get there.  Overtake my life.  Remove the distractions that limit my capacity to share You comfortably in conversations.  I have that comfort sharing sports.  There must be a way for me to acquire a similar comfort in sharing the Good News.  That Way is You.  I beg for Your help.  Thank You, Father.”

Let your words be the overflow of a Godly heart.

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