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Artist Devo: Sea of Opportunity (2Edge)

Published on May 10, 2010

Ephesians 5:15-16 says, “Be very careful, then, how you live not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity because the days are evil. (Read 5:1-21)

Lately, I’ve had a few opportunities to answer questions and share the Gospel with people from different walks of life that sought me out at work. For starters, I’ve been at my current job for about 3 years. Many of my coworkers know about my relationship with God because of hearing or hearing about the kind of music that I do. I’m humbled by the fact that the music has opened many doors for conversations with people that have never stepped foot into a church. Also, it has sparked the “not-so curious” to speak exactly how they feel about God, the reality of Heaven and Hell, the existence of Jesus Christ and the end times.

“Be as wise, making the most of every opportunity…”

One thing in particular that I’ve enjoyed from this whole process is seeing how God can utilize Hip Hop to spark curiosity in the minds and hearts of so many people. Being prepared and careful for all conversations will bring your level of confidence to major heights.  Even when I find myself explaining, discussing or debating with someone that seems to only want to prove that God isn’t real, I feel an awesome joy when I give a scripture based answer that makes sense. Don’t be scared to rep Christ when you are leaning on the understanding of God’s Word and not your own.

Ephesians 5:19-21 says, “Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

Sometimes, all it takes is a song to start the conversation of grace and salvation. Other times it’s songs of praise and encouragement. Whatever tool God is using in your life to help you reach others, make the most of every opportunity. It’s not just what you say; it’s in how you say it. Allow God to lead you to the great opportunity of being a witness to the many people around you. May your fingerprint leave a mark on the minds of everyone in need of this Christ that we sing, rhyme and write about so much!

Lord, help me to seize every opportunity given to let others know about you. May my life reflect the unconditional love that you continue to show me daily. Amen!

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