Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Wednesday In The Word

My mother used to say, "make the most of every opportunity." I am not sure she knew she was quoting scripture but if you look in Colossians chapter 4 you will see it right there.........."make the most of every opportunity."

Early in my life I squandered a lot of opportunities. I am not sure if it was lack of motivation or ignorance or both but as I have became older and grown in my relationship with the Lord. I desire to make the most of every opportunity.

Here is the whole verse:

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 Colossians 4:2-6

If we look at this verse we see clearly the key elements of making the most of every opportunity.

From the rooftop:

The first key is to pray about everything, be devoted to prayer

The second is to watch for opportunities

The third is to be thankful when opportunities come our way

The fourth is to show people God's love and to proclaim Jesus Christ to them

The fifth is to conduct ourselves with delightful conversation and as gracious people that know a gracious God

How many times do opportunities come across our path and we see them as burdens and miss a blessing in our life. Recently, I have been so struck by the videos of the chaplains from the Billy Graham Association and Samaritan's Purse making the most of the opportunity as they help so many in Haiti. Maybe someone is sick living next door to you, there is an opportunity. All the little people and the husband that may reside in your home are opportunities. Point is we don't have to look far to seize the opportunities that God wants us to make the most of. I am praying that we all respond to the daily opportunities that we are given.

I love you,



AmyA said...

Thank you for this reminder! I awoke to a sick child today and wasn't really looking at it as an opportunity. Today has been rough from the start, but it doesn't have to be that way - this is an opportunity to practice thankfulness.

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Annie Mendrala said...

conversation full of grace... great wisdom! thanks!