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Colossians Chapter 4 (ESV)
2 Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving. 3 At the same time, pray also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, to declare the mystery of Christ, on account of which I am in prison—4 that I may make it clear, which is how I ought to speak.
5 Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time. 6 Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.
- Chapter at a Glance: In this last chapter, Paul shows that witnessing involves prayer, living and speaking. His closing greetings illustrate many ways Christians help and encourage each other.
- Expressing Christ in our lives is vital to an effective witness. But it is not enough. The Gospel is a message delivered in words and authenticated by life. Both word and life must be shared and accompanied by fervent prayers before the Lord.
- How well are you in sharing the Gospel? Which do you need to improve (in word or life) to become more effective in advancing the Gospel?
- Use verses 3-4 to pray for yourself, your church leaders and missionaries. Ask God to make you aware of every opportunity to encourage nonbelievers to consider Jesus.
Stay with God for a little longer. Continue to converse with God and listen to what He wants to tell you.
If you have a prayer journal, as you listen to God, write down a few thoughts, questions, words, names, drawings, or anything that has come to your mind during this time.
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