Sunday, July 22, 2012

Make the Most of Your Day!

2 Devote yourselves (diligently, persistently, earnestly) to prayer (life), being watchful (alert mind, watchful) and thankful (thankful heart and attitude towards God). 3 And pray for us, too, that God may open a door (opportunities) for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery (Good News also called Gospel) of Christ (Messiah), for which I am in chains (imprisoned). 4 Pray that I may proclaim it (the message of Christ) clearly, as I should. 5 Be (live, walk) wise in the way you act toward outsiders (non-Christians); make the most of (or seizing) every opportunity. 6 Let your conversation (speech) be always full of grace (gracious, kind), seasoned with salt (attractive, pleasant), so that you may know how to answer everyone. Colossians 4:2-6 (NIV).

Are we making the most of our day?  Are you praying and talking to God daily?  Do you tell others of the wonderful news of Jesus Christ’s love and salvation available to them?  Or, do you spend your time in waste and depression?

The Apostle Paul encourages true believers of Jesus Christ to "devote" ourselves to persistent, persevering and patient prayer to God and not to grow weary or tired. Prayer requires a persevering drive, an alert mind, and a grateful heart. Our persistence and perseverance is a sign of our true faith that God answers our sincere prayers.  God is always present (omnipresent), listening and ready to help us (Hebrews 13:5). Nothing can be hidden from God and we can have no secrets from God. However, our faith should not die if God’s answers come slowly, for the delay may be God's way of working His perfect and best will in your lives.

Also, Christians are to take every opportunity God gives us to share the Good News about Jesus Christ to the world and to serve others. The entire focus of the Apostle Paul's life was to tell others about Jesus Christ and explaining His Good News of salvation. Paul encourages true Christians to be wise, pleasant, courteous, kind, and gracious as they tell others of Jesus Christ’s love and salvation for them.

So, pray-pray-pray! Only through prayer can believers keep alert to all trials as well as open doors and opportunities.  Finally, seize every opportunity to influence and tell the world of Jesus Christ’s love (Matthew 28:18-20). 

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