15th February 2015
‘Be wise in the way you act towards outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.’ Colossians 4:5 (NIV)
Today’s devotional is a passionate plea for you to take a look at your life and pray as David did, ‘Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life’ Psalm 139:24 (NLT). When you accepted Christ’s forgiveness, you also became an ambassador for Him. Daily asking Him to help you evaluate your life will help you act wisely around people who are not believers.
Being wise in the way you act involves being intentional about your life. What you demand as rightfully yours fades away so that Christ can shine through you. When people are inconsiderate, Christ in you gives grace. When an enemy is in need, Christ in you humbly lends a hand. When you’re having a bad day, Christ in you exhibits self-control.
As you commit to allowing God to change the way you act, you will find that your witness to others will improve. Even if you don’t say a word about God, the fruit of the Spirit (see Galatians 5:22-23) will become evident and attractive in your life. Others will see the way you act and will be drawn to have a relationship with God.
Question to consider
Will anyone be in heaven because of your witness?
Lord, may the fruit of Your Spirit permeate my life and be seen by others.
These devotionals include edited extracts from the Better Together book by Rick Warren, with additional prayer points for King's Church London. We are extremely grateful to Purpose Driven UK for permission to use the extracts.
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Steve Tibbert leads King’s Church London, with sites in Catford, Downham and Lee. Over the past fifteen years the church has seen continued growth, both in size and diversity. Steve is also involved in Newfrontiers and regularly coaches other lead elders. His book, Good to Grow, was published in July 2011. He is married to Deb, and they have three sons.