God has given us the gift of speech. We can use our speech for good or for bad. We can build someone up with our speech or we can tear them down. We can praise God with our speech or we can curse him. As children of God, we should be regularly and consistently using our speech to honor God and to share him with others.
In Colossians 4:2-6 Paul writes, “Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving. At the same time, pray also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, to declare the mystery of Christ, on account of which I am in prison–that I may make it clear, which is how I ought to speak. Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time. Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.”
A discipline that a child of God must cultivate is the discipline of prayer. We are to be regularly talking to God. We should be giving thanks. We should be praying for others. We should be asking for doors of opportunity to share the gospel. If we’re talking to Jesus consistently it will empower us and enable us to talk to the lost and churchless about Jesus.
We must verbally communicate the gospel, but we must also live the truth of the gospel. We must walk in wisdom toward those who don’t know Christ. Our walk and our talk must be consistent. The message we’re communicating through our actions, attitudes, and speech must be one and the same.
I ask that you pray for me, that God would provide opportunities for me to share the good news of Jesus. I’ll be praying for you as well.