Good morning to all, today’s devotional verse comes from the New Testament book of Colossians NIV.
by Minister Ross Adams
2Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. 3And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains. 4Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should. 5Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. 6Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.
Have you ever grown tired of praying for something or someone? Paul says we should â€œdevoteâ€ ourselves to prayer and be â€œwatchfulâ€ in prayer. Our persistence is an expression of our faith that God answers our prayers. Faith shouldnâ€™t die if the answers come slowly, for the delay may be Godâ€™s way of working his will in our lives. When you feel tired of praying, know that God is present, always listening, always answering â€“ maybe not in ways you had hoped, but in ways that he knows are best.
When we tell others about Christ, it is important always to be gracious in what we say. No matter how much sense the message makes, we lose our effectiveness if we are not courteous. Just as we like to be respected, we must respect others if we want them to listen to what we have to say. â€œSeasoned with saltâ€ means that what we say should be â€œtastyâ€ and should encourage further dialogue.