#4949 – Answer Questions

Good morning people who speak a word in season as you listen to others.

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

Jesus was masterful at both asking questions and answering questions. We are called to be the same.

Too often our focus when sharing Jesus is to talk non-stop at people.

Yet Paul talks about grace-filled and salt-seasoned conversation that results in people asking questions. I see this in the verse above when it says so that you may know how to answer everyone. We answer when we are asked.

The Holy Spirit knows where every person is at in their walk towards an encounter with Jesus. He knows the blockages in front of them and the baggage behind them. He knows the fears, the tears, the pain and the suffering. He knows the hurts, the abuse, the disappointments and the disillusionment.

Therefore, He knows what is needed in order to open the door to revelation. He knows the beginning and the end, and He so deeply desires to minister to these precious, searching people through men and women of God who do well at listening to the Holy Spirit and to the heart of the one they are in conversation with.

I want to encourage you and I today, to not get distracted by the words that you hear them speak. We need God’s wisdom to listen past the words to the actual issue. And we also need to listen past our thoughts to the truth and love that the Holy Spirit wants to release to them.

These are important days that we live in – days of many unbelievers encountering God through you and I. This is God’s intention and desire, and He will empower our lips and our lives as we remain in Him.