Do This: Dropping Grace

“Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.” (Colossians 4:6)

So let’s say that in the spirit of yesterday’s devo, you are committed. You are committed to making the most of every opportunity to be wise toward unbelievers. You are committed to letting God change your schedule so you can show up in the lives of “outsiders” right on time.

prayer_350What are you going to say to them? Or maybe a better question is, “How are you going to say whatever it is you say to them?”

First, train yourself to talk about grace and to speak with grace and to demonstrate grace – all the time – so that when you talk to outsiders it’s only natural for you to keep talking about grace until everywhere you stand beautiful little puddles of grace form on the floor under your feet.

How do you do that? You become convinced in your heart that your God loves you not because you earned his love but because he is loving and forgiving and merciful and generous and compassionate and kind. And then you copy him by giving that kind of grace in the words you say to people who don’t deserve it any more than you do.

More tomorrow.

Think: What is God’s grace worth to you? How has it changed your life? How much of God’s grace have you earned by being a good person? How much does he resent you?

Pray: Ask God to help you to let your conversation to be always full of grace.

Do: Ask a few people to define the word grace. You might try your your mom, your best friend, a co-worker, and your Uncle Pete for starters. Write these down. They’re golden!