Colossians 4:6 - Speaking with Grace Seasoned with Salt.
Colossians 4:6: Speaking with Grace Seasoned with Salt.
Colossians 4:6 (NKJV) Let your speech always be with grace,
seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one.
"Do you have a driver's license for that thing? Ha! Ha!" My
wheelchair elicits lots of comments. I'm surprised how many people initiate
communication with me. I really don't mind. In fact, I love it. Usually the
ambassador of Christ is the one who must jumpstart conversations, hoping to
engage the interest of the other. That's hardly the case with me. The
wheelchair does the "initiating." I merely sit back and respond.
People don't expect me to look happy sitting in a wheelchair.
Saying "I have a reason for living" in response to their remarks about
my singing or my smile always evokes a curious look. That's when I
add, "Jesus has blessed me! By the way, what's your reason for
living?" Sure it catches people off guard, sometimes delighting them,
sometimes making them curious, and sometimes sending them running for the
nearest exit. But one thing's for certain..., it's got them thinking!
The truth is I've never heard of one certain style of giving
the Gospel that was a sure-fire success. I've learned that it has a
lot more to do with the Holy Spirit's work in a person's heart than
it does with a certain tool or technique. And so we do the best we
can, grabbing a bit of opportunity here, nurturing a conversation
there, sprinkling it with prayer, seasoning it with our testimony...
and leaving the results to God.
My friend, quit looking for a "guaranteed" method of sharing
the Gospel. Just ask the Holy Spirit to fill you, and tell him
you're ready and available to touch the life of another. Then start
sprinkling the conversational salt! Believe me, thirsty souls will be drawn
to the Living Water.
Father, please bring a prepared, hungry heart across my path
today. Put a smile on my face, a song in my heart, and fill my mouth
with words that will open a padlocked heart. [Joni Eareckson Tada
Daily Devotional: http://www.joniandfriends.org/daily-devotional]
LINK FOR FURTHER STUDY
LINKS WORTH CHECKING OUT
Most Important Decision in Life:
Importance of Choice:
http://creationhealth.com/CREATION-Health/Choice [click on video]
Seeking God Made Real: http://vimeo.com/31489782
Prayer Made Real: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tc8VdMV26VE
Musical Devotional On Christian Living:
Medical Seminar on Healthful Living by David DeRose, MD, MPH:
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Lifting Up Jesus Bible Studies: http://www.liftingupjesus.net/
Amazing Facts Bible Studies:
Discover Bible Studies: http://studies.itiswritten.com/discover/
Glow Tract Video Bible Studies: http://www.bibleresearch.info/
LINKS FOR BIBLE PROPHECY SEMINARS
The Last Day of Prophecy by Pastor Doug Batchelor:
Restoring The Power by John Bradshaw:
Prophecies Decoded by Pastor Ron Clouzet:
Last Day Prophecy: His Other Sheep by Pastor Gerald Babanezhad: