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Day 5 – Say What? Say ‘Full of Grace’

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Colossians 4:2-6 (NIV)

Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.  And 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.  Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should.  Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity.  Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.

Proverbs 10:19 (MSG)

“The more talk, the less truth; the wise measure their words.”

Reflection

In our daily lives we take the time to share exciting things about our lives online or in a text to a friend.  The apostle Paul is also passionate about communicating something: the greatest story - the gospel of Jesus Christ.  He wants to share the gospel clearly and he wants the Colossians to take every opportunity to share about Christ as well.  He encourages us to keep our communication, our ‘talk’ gracious and attractive so that others will want to listen to what we share.  What we talk about and how we talk is an extension of the love borne in our hearts.  Because of that, Proverbs also encourages us and warns us to be truthful in our words and to carefully consider what we say so that others will not be turned away.

Responding to the Word

God’s heart is so passionate for those around us - how wonderful that we can participate in inviting others to know him. Let’s pray that we would have more opportunities with those around us to speak about the hope and life found in the gospel. Let’s pray for boldness and clarity when we share, asking the Holy Spirit to continue to transform our hearts so that our conversation is truthful, gracious and attractive to everyone around us.

Day 4 – Say What? Say ‘Speak the Truth in Love’

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

Day 3 – Say What? Say ‘Transformation Needed’

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

Day 2 – Say What? Say ‘Overflow’

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

Day 1 - Say What? Say the Word Became Flesh

Monday, February 4th, 2013

Say What? Intro Blip

Sunday, February 3rd, 2013