By Freddy King
July 8, 2020
Passages of the day: Click HERE to read today’s passages.
1 Chronicles 5:18-6:81
Acts 26 1-31
The thing that I’ve learned since the lock down is that I have taken for granted random conversations with strangers. There have been so many times in my life where I just don’t feel like talking, or I’m too rushed to listen. Even at work when my coworkers vented or gossiped, I would just agree and get back to my project without a care. I think if I had just been more sensitive to the Sprint of the Lord I would have shared Christ with them a little more.
At work the Lord began to rebuke me, for my conversations were becoming carnal. I was not speaking life to my coworkers or bosses. I was giving into negative people and siding with them. I was having so many issues with management. I was not on their good side and my negativity put a target on my back to get fired soon. After, the Lord spoke to me and showed me how evil I had become and how I had destroyed my testimony by my actions.
When Covid19 hit, I was given the opportunity to either be off, or to work 10 hours a week and take Edd. God showed me that I should stay. So I listened and repented and made it my goal to see my coworkers the way Gods see them and spread love. I recently had a performance review and they said they were so proud of me and asked how and why I changed. I got the opportunity to share my testimony with them, and told them that through prayer and the Word of God I was able to change.
Saints, as America opens back up, let’s keep watch for the opportunity to share Christ. It might be with a coworker, it might be with your boss or it could be with a friend. Let’s not pass on the moment to share. Next time a stranger starts a conversation while in line at a coffee shop, let’s not ignore them because we’re in a rush. Take your time this week and see if your conversations are speaking life or death into the people around you. Also join me in the challenge to start a conversation with a stranger even when we don’t feel like it. I pray our conversations will lead people to Christ.
From the fruit of their mouth a person’s stomach is filled;
with the harvest of their lips they are satisfied.
The tongue has the power of life and death,
and those who love it will eat its fruit.
— Proverbs 18:20-21
Prayer to start with: Father, please be in our conversations - whether they may be with a stranger or an important one. I want my words to uplift and encourage others. I want to put a smile on someone's face. Help others to see you in me when I speak. Amen.