Do This: Know What to Say

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

Yes, this is a short verse and, yes, we’re still talking about it for a third day in a row. So what’s the benefit of dropping grace from our faces in every place? What’s the point of making all of our words sodium-enriched? “. . . so that you may know how to answer everyone.”

prayer_350Is it some kind of magic formula? Say “grace” and “salt,” and you’ll never be speechless? No. It’s a formula for life. If I’m committed to saying only graceful, grace-fueled, gracious words seasoned with salt to give them flavor and timelessness – all the time – that’s all I need to know.

It won’t matter if I’m talking to my best friend or an “outsider” I just met, I’ll know to speak with grace and salt. I won’t have to wonder which words are right. If the words are gracious and well-seasoned, those are the right words.

Think: Do you ever catch yourself editing your words based on the person you’re talking to? Is that a healthy habit – or should you always speak with grace and salt no matter who you’re with?

Pray: Ask God to help you to let your conversation always be full of grace and seasoned with salt, so you can know how to answer everyone.

Do: Try to memorize this short verse this week until you can text it to a friend without looking.