April 30, 2008
But in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you….
--1 Peter 3:15
As followers of Jesus Christ, you and I have been called to share the gospel with others. But not everyone finds that an easy task!
If you feel unsure about how to express your faith, or you feel afraid of what people will say, how can you break through that barrier and obey God’s command to tell others about Jesus?
First of all, I believe you need to ask the Lord to help you. As you come to Him, admitting your fears, asking Him to give you the desire, courage, and opportunities to share your faith, He will enable you to do it.
There are many things in life that we feel unable to do. It doesn’t mean we can’t do it… it just means we need the Lord’s help!
And secondly, watch for opportunities to let people know that you are a Christian and let the conversations unfold naturally. Almost every week, someone will ask you what you did on the weekend. Tell them you went to church!
There are a thousand ways you can let people know that you believe in Jesus and that He has changed your life. Just make a start and you’ll grow in confidence!
AS YOU LET YOUR PRIVATE CHRISTIAN LIFE BECOME PUBLIC,
YOU’LL FIND MANY OPPORTUNITIES TO SHARE YOUR FAITH.