Instead, you must worship Christ as Lord of your life. And if someone asks about your hope as a believer, always be ready to explain it. 16 But do this in a gentle and respectful way.1 Peter 3:15-16 (NLT)
As followers of Jesus, we aren’t necessarily called to preach Jesus from every street corner with a bull horn. But each of us should be prepared to explain our faith to others if they ask. Our faith is not intended to be held onto for ourselves, but if it is good news for us, then we should believe it is good news for everyone we care about.
In this time of anxiety, worry, and fears of what lies ahead, ask God to give you opportunity in your regular conversations with family and friends to be able to share how your relationship with Jesus offers you peace and hope.
Today’s Journaling Reflections:
- How has your own relationship with Jesus helped you through difficult times in the past? Through this time of isolation?
- Who are one or two people you can pray for today that you might have the opportunity to share with them your hope in Jesus?
- We are more likely to share our faith with others when we feel that closeness with Jesus ourselves. Take a moment now to “worship Christ as Lord of your life.”