“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.” – 1 Peter 3:15
I know we’ve talked about this before, but this is really an important issue, especially now when people are frantically busy and searching for some meaning in their lives.
Sometimes as a Christian, you will have an opportunity to share your faith, but you may only have only thirty or forty seconds to do so. Can you do that? Be prepared to make good use of these moments so that we can open the door to future conversations. So, here is my challenge to you: Prepare a brief story of your Christian experience. Now, thirty seconds goes by quickly, so you’ve got to keep it to around a hundred words. And your story should contain three parts:
- Tell about your life before you met Christ;
- How you met Christ;
- And then explain the difference Christ has made in your life.
Let me share my story. I grew up in a Christian home. Into my teenage years, I would have told you I was a Christian. But I went to a Christian camp one day, and I heard the speaker talking about God’s love for me and all that Christ had done for me on the cross. I became convicted that I had been using God up until that time in my life. I called on God before a big test, a big ballgame, or a big date; otherwise, keeping God at arm’s length. But there, in realizing God’s love, I committed my heart and life to follow Christ wherever He wanted me to go. And ever since that time, I’ve had a sense of fulfillment, a sense of purpose and meaning to my life in knowing Jesus.
We’ve done it in the past – let’s do it again. How about sharing your story with the rest of us? Click on the “comment” button on this devotion and tell us your story. Let’s use this opportunity to help each other become better witnesses for Christ!