May 1, 2022

Bob Maas
“Be wise in the way you act toward 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 4:5-6

I need the Lord’s help in everything I do if I am going to be the witness He wants me to be. One of the ways He is guiding me to abide in His presence when I am with people is to be silent and simply be a good listener and observe what is happening around me.

In the past, my ego has always wanted to say something it thought was important so I concentrated on what I wanted to comment on and neglected to hear and understand what was being said by others. Now He is teaching me to be still and watch what is going on. If I am asked about something, then I am aware of the situation and many times He gives me words with which I can respond that I wasn’t even thinking about saying. In doing so I am able to have intimate fellowship with Him while I am also enjoying the fellowship of others.

I pray that He will progressively help me to be a better listener so that I can be more and more sensitive to His guidance as I fellowship with my friends.