full of grace, seasoned with salt

Just put a roast in the slow cooker.  Mmmm…smells good already–perfect for a chilly day. As I  generously added garlic salt and seasoned salt, I was reminded of a verse I read yesterday in my Bible study homework that I am taking to heart and praying for tonight.

“Let your conversation always be full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.” Colossians 4:6

We had Jehovah’s Witnesses, Shonda and Ashtyn, visit us last Thursday. They gave us literature and asked to come back in a week. Gabe graciously said sure. We have verses ready that prove Jesus is God, not Michael the archangel. Verses that tell us that hell is a real place. Verses that say we will go to heaven when we die if we have accepted Christ’s sacrifice for our sins.

I am not really looking forward to this. I have “better” things to do on a Thursday evening. Better things than lovingly sharing the truth with two young women who are lost. Worse than lost. Being brainwashed by people who tell them that Christianity is deception. That they can only read the Bible as it is interpreted by the “mother” (the JW organization) I cannot believe the lies these poor people believe.

Could you please take a moment to pray for my attitude? Pray that I will feel an incredible burden of love for Shonda and Ashton, instead of feeling that their visit will be a burden to me. Pray that my conversation will be full of grace, seasoned with salt, and that I will know how to answer them. Pray that these two gals might see the light of God’s truth, that the Holy Spirit will speak through Gabe and me and convict them.

Thank you.

7 thoughts on “full of grace, seasoned with salt

  1. biblestorebrowser

    I look forward to hearing of your experience.
    We have a JW father and son drop by occasionally. When they first came several years ago, DH wanted to get a few pastors together with them because he didn’t feel qualified, but that never came to fruition. He even printed off all kinds of stuff from CARM and other places, but when the fellow came it was never a good time.
    I feel so helpless in those situations because I’m just not a good speaker. I need time to research answers to 1) make sure they’re exactly what the Scripture says and 2) see whether the Scripture is misinterpreted by them (or is changed in their Bible, since they aren’t *supposed* to accept others’ literature) in case I need to find a different approach.

  2. Nixter77

    Praying for you.  I sat next to a JW on a plane for 4/5 hours, it was so hard because everytime I took him to my bible he took me to their version and it said something subtly different but changes the whole meaning.  John 1 for example in their version says “In the beginning was the word, and the word was with God, and the word was A God”, not like in ours “In the beginning was the word ,and the word was with God, and the word WAS God”

    Can I recommend this website http://www.carm.org and also the verse in the bible where Thomas sees Jesus after his resurrection and says in John 20:28 “My Lord and My God” – apparently this is one of the verses that they haven’t changed to suit what they want it to say.  And he clearly states my Lord AND MY GOD.

    Anyhoo, I hear you and will be praying that God might soften their hearts – good on you for having them into your home to chat, praying for you too 😉

  3. rocknnell

    Will pray !   Foothold…a lie that goes against the will of God…( hear it..and are tempted by it )  Stronghold…a lie that you believe and will soon or do live out.  Satan has a stronghold on them….I will pray that the God will take the ground that satan occupies in their lives. Like all of us…God is giving us opportunities to deny ourselves and take up the cross.  It is Cross night for you…..I pray, I pray that God will use you mightily !

  4. ch1pch0p

    Praying. My brother used to do that, too. I hope it goes well.

    (Am I allowed to say “hope” after I said “pray”? It seems like a contradiction. It’s a biblical hope, though, I promise.)

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