My sixteen-year-old grandson, Zach, wants to study Apologetics. Apologetics? A word my husband used for years and I brushed aside. Once Zach started asking for books about Apologetics, I asked him, “Why? What makes you interested in this topic?”
“I want to share my faith, Nana, whenever someone asks me. And I want to do it in a kind way so people listen and believe,” Zach shared.
I thought about what Zach said. And wondered, am I prepared to share my faith? After all, I no longer have a base of friends and coworkers who know me well. In this new place, meeting new people, will they know about the hope I have? The hope that keeps me going in every situation?
I want to share the most important Person in my life, Jesus. He is the reason for all the good in my life.
Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope you have. But do this with gentleness and respect (1 Peter 3:15).
How do I do that? I don’t need to announce my Christianity to anyone. What I do need to do is live with hope. My hope in God’s love, faithfulness, and goodness. Knowing that in everything, I can trust Him and heaven’s eternal glory is ahead. I never need to fear or worry because Jesus is my hope.
If I live with hope shining, others will see it in my peace that passes all understanding and my joy in trials. Then it will be easy to share the one thing people long for, the hope Jesus gives.
Prayer to Share My Hope
Lord, all my hope is in You. Make my life different, so my hope shines through and others ask why, in every situation, I have joy and peace. Give me the boldness, wrapped in gentleness and respect, to share the Truth and Hope I have in Christ. Amen.
This is Day Thirty-one of the #write31days2017 challenge. Thank you for joining me in #31daysofprayerforyourhome. To read the previous posts in the series, click here.