- Colossians 4:2 (NIV)
- Colossians 4:3 (NIV)
- Colossians 4:4 (NIV)
- Colossians 4:5 (NIV)
- Colossians 4:6 (NIV)
Here, Paul gives further instructions by telling the people of Colosse to devote themselves in prayer, being watchful, and thankful & that they pray for others so both can proclaim the mystery of Christ. He also told them to be wise in the way you act towards outsiders, making the most of every opportunity. In verse 6, he tells them to let their conversations to be always full of grace & seasoned with salt, so that they know how to answer everyone.
Taking from a leader's perspective, being devoted in prayer takes a lot of sacrifice and practice. Even just having conversations filled grace and seasoned with salt is hard. By doing such things, sometimes we can get caught up & lose that fire we have for God. That's when we have to examine ourselves, to see if we're in the faith. At the same time, when we feel like our flames are burning out, we need to ask ourselves: Are we putting into action what God has called us to do? Are we being devoted and obedient to God? These actions that we do are like logs, in which will keep that fire going. Most of all, when we put things into action, our hearts must be behind as well.
Thank you so much for everything. What I read today has really opened my eyes. I know that I must be devoted to you Lord, and I know that when interacting with anybody, I must make sure that our conversations must be full of grace and seasoned with salt. I pray that you give me the guidance and strength to put these things into practice. I pray in all these things and in Jesus name I pray. Amen.
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