“Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives. Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom he gives. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts.” Colossians 3:16 (NLT)
Pray today that you will be open to God using you to speak His wisdom to others.
- Praise God for who He is
- Confess your sinfulness and need for cleansing
- Allow His Spirit to draw you near
- Listen as He speaks to you
- In every aspect of your lives, live to glorify Christ.
- Look and listen for God’s leading n all circumstances.
- Be thankful to God in all that you do and for all that you have.
- Thank God for hearing you.
- Trust that God is at work to accomplish His will.
- Romans 15:13-14
“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: ‘What! You, too? Thought I was the only one.’” – C.S. Lewis
As a full-time student and mother of three boys, I find it challenging at times to keep my focus on Christ. Because of busy schedules and deadlines to keep, I sometimes let my time with God take a backseat. However, God has His ways of convicting me during those times. Sometimes He awakens me early in the morning with a message He wants me to convey to someone in my life or to impart His wisdom to me for use in upcoming circumstances. I also find at times that God nudges me to speak to a friend words that will comfort or enlighten them to what God wants them to hear.
A few months ago I was talking on the phone to an old friend whom I hadn’t spoken with in awhile. We were just chatting and for reasons unknown to me, I started telling her about a book I had just read. It was called “Every Woman’s Battle,” and I was relaying to her the parts that had really spoken to me. She was very quiet as I spoke and remained silent long after I was finished. After a few moments, I asked her if she was still there. She very quietly with tears said “thank you for sharing that with me Jo.” I asked her if she wanted to talk about it and she said that she didn’t, but asked if I’d pray for her. I am aware now that God used my ramblings about a book that I’d read to speak to her heart.
Contributed by: Joanne Naisby
You know, Joanne, I am also embracing the “as you go” approach to things. It works better for cleaning the house, for time with the kids and for Christian connection. I am trying to be more “present” in conversation with people in general instead of being rushed. Thanks for sharing. Our snippets of time and honest ramblings can be more of an encouragement than we realize. It’s not perfection, but connection we all long for.