Now for Then13
In I Peter 3:15, God instructs his people through the Apostle...
...But in your hearts, honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to give a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you...
As anxiety-inspiring as sharing your faith can be, God gives us the amazing privilege of pointing others to Jesus and the very same hope that shines from us, by His grace. But are you prepared now for then, for that moment when someone "asks"? Are you "always" prepared? Do you have reasons that you are prepared to share when a conversation starts?
Take time to carefully consider these questions and what you would say about the hope or peace or strength or love that the Holy Spirit makes apparent in your life. What would you tell an unbeliever about where it comes from and why it's there? How would you point someone to the Christ you are honoring in your heart?
In the COMMENT section below, please include what you would share. It could be a one sentence 'springboard' to a larger conversation. It could be three simple points like our ABCs of New Life. It could be a paragraph-long version of your own testimony.
Whatever you share, don't write it and forget it. Be prepared with it. Always be prepared with it. And let's pray that, whatever we share below, God would allow us to share that reason, those reasons, with those who need to hear it/them most.
(to learn more, consider the message, "Get Defensive for Jesus")