"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." Colossians 4:2-6
My markings toward One Thousand Gifts
My Pastor Jim sharing great insights about this verse.
*"Making the most of every opportunity" is like coming along a great sale at a grocery store and buying it out
* It could be that the reason we are not active in sharing our faith because we are not thankful.
* Pray for opportunities and pray for people to live as sent ones.
* We don't have to make the gospel attractive, it already is. But we can make it unattractive.
* If sharing the gospel was easy and only reserved for those it came naturally, why would Paul ask for prayer?
Those who died fighting for our freedom and those like my grandma and grandpa who served in the military.
My husband and his team are in the middle east to take the best news in the world to the people there. At the last minute they decided to stay somewhere other than the hotel they had booked. That hotel was just bombed. What a gift that I am not making funeral arrangements right now.
I have been so overwhelmed by the support from facebook friends and those I see in daily life. I love seeing believers stick together with one purpose of glorifying God. The bond even though we don't agree on everything is so beautiful.
The Top 25 Faith Blogs by moms contest that is keeping many dependant on the Lord and providing an outlet to "make the most."
For God's Word that is alive and active which reminds us this world is not all there is.
God's Word that give us something to trust since our feelings and experiences are not reliable in showing us what's true.
God giving us reasons we can trust His Word through science, textual transmission, history and my favorite, prophecy. Read more here.
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