2 你們要恆切禱告，在禱告的時候存著感恩的心警醒； 3 也要為我們禱告，求神為我們開傳道的門，宣講基督的奧祕（我就是為了這個緣故被捆鎖）， 4 使我照著我所應當說的，把這奧祕顯明出來。 5 你們要把握時機，用智慧與外人來往。 6 你們的話要常常溫和，好像是用鹽調和的，使你們知道應當怎樣回答各人。
2Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. 3And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains. 4Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should. 5Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. 6Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.
- Expressing Christ in my life is vital to an effective witness. But it is not enough. The gospel is a message delivered in words, and authenticated by life. Both word and life must be shared.
- How well am I doing in sharing the gospel? Which do I need to improve (word or life) to become more effective in advancing the gospel?
- From vv5-6, what principles do I want to build into my life as I relate to non-believers?
- Pray and ask the Spirit to give me one or two faces of people in your life whom He wants me to pray for and share the gospel with.
Prayer & Journaling:
Stay with God for a little longer. Continue to converse with God and listen to what he wants to tell me. Then write down any thought and/or prayer in the 2012 “Spiritual Journal” book.