Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.
I love everything about blogging! From writing the draft, to typing it onto my blog page, to scheduling it, to publishing it.
But, my absolutely favorite part of the whole process is reading comments from my beloved readers. Always interesting. Always insightful. Ever encouraging. Filled with wit and wisdom.
And, sometimes, posing questions or scenarios which beg a conversation.
How I relish responding to each and every one!
I read them closely and carefully, mindful of what is being said or inferred, and I do my best to give a personal reply that will be meaningful to them.
And, it's always interesting to see, based on the comments, who is not only reading the devotion, but is also reading the comments of others. Many times, the comments build upon one another, and it feels as though the whole community is exchanging ideas. How wonderfully amazing!
On the flip side, I, too, read the blogs of many friends with whom I grow closer with each reflection read and every comment I give to them. It's a thrill to return to their posts to find they have replied to me with such thoughtful words. Acknowledging my input. Appreciating my presence.
Making my heart sing. Bringing a smile to my face.
All those beautiful exchanges. The thoughtfully crafted words.
The answers for each individual who takes time to visit.
Conversations . . .
Full of grace. Seasoned with the salt of the Spirit.
Right from the heart.
When you visit your favorite blogs, do you usually leave a comment for the author?
Will you join me in prayer?
Thank You, Father, for the friendships made through blogging. What a gift to be able to share our thoughts and feelings with others and be encouraged and uplifted in doing so. May our conversations continue to be loving and fruitful and blessed in Your sight. Amen.
Psalms 41, 52 or 44
Colossians 3:18-4:6 (7-18)