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 (NIV)
I want to see and take every opportunity that you give me to serve you. I want to walk through doors of opportunity that you will open so that I can faithfully do the work you will give me to do for you. I want to be able to boldly proclaim the good news of the Gospel to those who do not know you. I want to live wisely before others so that my life will serve as a vibrant witness for you in this dark world. Give me your words so that I will speak life giving grace filled words that will draw others to you. Let all my words be seasoned with salt so that I can add your flavor to everyone in the world around me. You have very good desires in your heart and mind. You want what I want. I am sure that these desires that are in my heart have come from you. Yes, these desires that you have expressed do come from me.
How will the desires that you have in your heart be fulfilled? That is a question that I would like to ask you. Well, that is a question I have asked you. If you have asked me a question you must want me to think about the answer or maybe I already know the answer. That’s right. I will do both. That’s good. Then tell me your answer. I will.
The desires that you have placed in my heart will be fulfilled as I remain watchful and thankful in prayer. As I pray, you will show me what you want me to see. You will show me doors of opportunity to serve you. Yes, I will. As I pray, you will help me to be a bold and fruitful witness for you in the world. Yes, I will. As, I pray, you will give me grace filled words to speak that you draw others to you, Yes, I will. As I pray, you will help me to live and speak a life seasoned with salt that will spread the flavor of you everywhere. Yes, I will. Will you continue to be watchful and thankful in prayer? Yes Lord, I will. That will be very good.
Lord, I will be watchful and thankful in prayer. As I pray, help me to take every opportunity to serve you. Guide my prayers so I and others will have doors of opportunity to boldly serve you. Help me to live wisely so I will speak grace filled words to outsiders. Amen
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