Watch And Pray
In our journey of faith, prayer is so important to keep us focus, lest we can become weary. We need to pray even more in these last days, while we await the Lord’s return.
This morning, let us be encouraged by a few words from Apostle Paul’s letter to the Church in Colossians 4:
“2 Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving”
Yes we are to continue to “watch and pray“.
“3 Withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds: 4 That I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak”
Notice that when we pray, we should also ask the Lord to open a door for us to boldly proclaim the Gospel to the unsaved including our family members, friends and anyone we come into contact with and who we know has yet to know the Lord.
“5 Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time”
To the unbelievers, we need to act wisely, always avoiding idle talk lest we waste away unnecessary precious time and loose an opportunity to win a soul. We need to redeem the time, yes start doing what we have been called to do, act like Jesus and talk like Jesus! Yes boldly preaching the word in season and out of season. Be a soul winner to be wise! In my workplace, one of the best opportunity is when I learn of colleagues leaving the job to work in another place. On the last day, I would always make an appointment to pray a blessing for them with another colleague. Often on such occasions, there opens an opportunity to ask “Friend, other than praying a blessing for your new endeavor, may I also pray for you to know Jesus personally. Would you allow us to pray along with you?” And yes, many have had been saved! To God be all the Glory! Winning precious souls for the Lord is such a joy! I just love it, Amen!
Yes sharing the Gospel is a worthy occupation! And you too can do likewise. Just be creative, be wise and look for an opportunity to hand out a track, or a Bible or simply share a testimony which no one can resist to hear.
You know, in our ministry (CFM market place ministry), we buy 100 Bibles, big and small, to give away every few months. We do this to create opportunity to reach out to the lost! And everyone attending the CFM meeting can always pick a Bible or track, FOC! Sometime we encourage them to take more, so that they too can give it away to their friends and colleagues. Yes, stretching the fishing net wide on the harvest field in the City! I don’t know about you, but I get very excited doing the work of an evangelist, do you?
So friends, do not be weary of prayers and reaching out to others. Spending good time in prayers can strengthen our spirit man and give us boldness, the “want to share” spirit! Remember always to arm yourself with some tracks, and give as you are led, in the streets, in the trains, at food courts while having our meals, yes in season and out of season, just do not stop sharing but redeeming precious time!
“6 Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man”
Oh yes, we need the “Salt” for its preservative power, to keep us going forward as onward Christian Soldiers! Amen and Amen.
When you go to work, walk in wisdom, redeeming the time as Paul preached it.