Do you encounter non-believers in your daily routine? Unless you are living under a rock, I assume you do. You may work in a Christian environment and your friends may all be rock solid believers, but you still have to function in this fallen world. You still go to the grocery store, dry cleaners, doctor’s office, dentist, and restaurants, just to name a few. So, are you ready? Are you ready to share the Gospel if anyone asked you about your love for Jesus?
1 Peter 3:15-16 says, “But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander.” We need to be ready. The opportunities for sharing Jesus are endless. There are so many people in your sphere of influence who don’t know Him. What are you doing about it?
My husband has something written on a white board in our house that always makes me stop and think:
In any area of your life this formula applies, even with regard to sharing your faith. You do not want to say or do anything that would reflect poorly on Jesus, but so many times believers stumble through their explanation of why their hope is in Jesus and it leaves the listener saying, “If she doesn’t even know why she believes this stuff, why should I believe it?”
So take some time alone with the Lord and determine your answer, so when you are asked- and you will be asked at some point- you will be prepared to give an answer.
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