In Witness & In Speech
I was reading in Colossians 4 this morning and was challenged by the chapter as it details our actions and speech.
“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 4:5-6
We all have days where we don’t guard our word and our attitudes. Today started off being one of those for me. I found myself complaining about being tired and various things as I went about my morning. Then as I read the Word this morning I realized how easy it is to let our guard on these things slip. So I started to change my responses and began thanking God for a new day, for strength and health.
As I thought about the verse above I realized that our conversation is compared to salt because salt preserves and by changing our conversation we can preserve ourselves and others. When we find ourselves having a day like I was how can we be filled with grace? We can start by counting our blessings, thanking God for all of His goodness in our lives. We can recount all the times in the past when God has been faithful and then acknowledge that He will continue to be faithful. This will stir up our faith and we will begin to reflect Him in witness and in speech. His grace will be so overflowing in our hearts that it will create a supernatural overflow to those around us.