I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you. -Psalm 119:11
There are many things in this world I question, not because I’m doubtful but because I’m intrigued.
For example, when I drive, there are times when I am so fascinated with roads and their construction. It amazes me that there are roads that lead to so many places. At the same time, on that same road, I question traffic. Lol. Yes, traffic. Why is there a standstill and when you drive bumper to bumper you find that the accident was on the other side of the road. So how is our side stuck in traffic? You ever wonder?
You’re probably asking where I am going with this:-) You see, Paul in Colossians 4 writes to the Colossians on how to be effective witnesses for God. He’s in prison at this time and what’s fascinating is that he isn’t complaining. In fact, in Colossians 4:2, he is writing for the Colossians to devote themselves to pray that the doors would be open for the Word of God to made known—not for the door of the prison cell to be opened. (that’s a whole other devotional lol)
Can you imagine how the prison guards watched him and his response to the situation he found himself in? I bet they marveled at how peaceful and joyful he was. And when they knew that it was because of the gospel of Jesus Christ, I can imagine that made them want to ask who is this man that can have such impact on how you act and your life that you would be willing to suffer like this?
In Colossians 4:6, here is what Paul writes: “Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.” (scripture of the week)
Well, we don’t have an answer unless a question has been asked. Perhaps that question is why do you act the way that you do? How can you have hope in such a grim situation? How are you able to forgive when they hurt you so deeply? How are you able to step out on faith when you don’t know what’s coming? Why don’t you gossip with us?
The point is, our lives should be lived in such a way that causes people to ask how? Why? When? Who?
We are called to be light. We are called to be salt. We are called to be unashamed.
I pray this week that you ask God to give you opportunity for the WORD to be brought forth where you are. Conduct your lives wisely. Let people marvel at the grace on you. And when they ask you can respond full of grace, seasoned with salt that Jesus is your Lord and Your Savior.
Peace, love & Blessings,