Saturday, October 13, 2018


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Talk, talk, talk...

While I like to talk, I also like to listen. I always found it weird that people said talking about the weather was just idle chit-chat. Maybe those people did not grow up in an agricultural community, so they did not have the seasons ingrained in them from and early age like I did.

What do you like to talk about? Your kids, your pets, last night's football game, your job?

Do you talk about Jesus? Not just talk to Jesus, but about Jesus? If your faith is genuine, it should overflow into every aspect of your life. That does not mean that you talk about Jesus everywhere you go, but it means you have ears to listen to others and to the nudging of the Holy Spirit so that when the time is right you will talk about Jesus. How has Jesus helped you? Comforted you? Protected you? These are all areas where you can share the stories of how He is working or has worked in your life with others.

One of our friends used to be an air traffic controller, he could not openly share his faith at work ... he was not allowed to start any conversations about God or Jesus - however, he could respond to questions that other people asked him with answers about God. Maybe you have one of those jobs where you have to tread carefully. If so, ask God to show you where there IS an opportunity, and ask Him for the right words to say at the time.

Talk is not cheap, or idle, words mean something! Use your wisely.

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