Daily Devotional for Wednesday November 15, 2017

Scripture:

Colossians 4:5-6 (NASB) Conduct yourselves with wisdom toward outsiders, making the most of the opportunity. 6 Let your speech always be with grace, as though seasoned with salt, so that you will know how you should respond to each person.

Observation:

"Why did you do that?" asked the man sitting at a nearby table. "Do what?" I replied. “Bow your head before you ate?" The man obviously saw me pray before I ate my meal. I was to speak at a men's conference and had arrived early. So, I stopped for a bite to eat at a local restaurant. After my meal was placed before me, I bowed my head to offer up a prayer before I ate. That's when he noticed me and asked the question. Today's verse speaks of conducting ourselves with wisdom, making the most of the opportunities. It was my opening. I always ask the Lord to lead me to someone to share the gospel with. That question about a simple prayer led to a discussion about giving God thanks. Believe it or not, I invited the man to the conference. That night he accepted Jesus Christ as His Lord and Savior. The second part of the today's verse speaks of letting our speech be with grace, seasoned with salt, so we will know how to respond. How would you answer the question of why you pray before you eat? That's if you’re not afraid to do it in public. A simple act of prayer can lead to an eternity in someone's life.  

Application:

Personal Application: Continue spending time with the Lord daily. Sow righteousness and reap the fruit of God's unfailing love.

Family Devotional: Read this chapter to your family. Ask them if anything spoke to them as you read. Talk about their answers and show them that one important aspect of this chapter is that we must continue to spend time with the Lord and keep our hearts focused on His plans and purposes. Pray for them.
 

TOM SEMBER has been involved in ministering to men for over 20 years. He is an ordained minister with the AG in the NY Ministry Network. Tom lives with his wife, Carolyn, and children in New York. You can connect with Tom on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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