Instead, you must worship Christ as Lord of your life. And if someone asks about your Christian hope, always be ready to explain it. – 1 Peter 3:15 (NLT)
Do you like sharing your faith with others? Or does it feel really strange and maybe a little bit scary?
If you’re honest, sharing your faith with someone probably doesn’t feel like the easiest thing to do. You might be scared that others will think you’re weird if you share your faith or maybe that someone will stop liking you if you do.
Regardless of our fears, today’s verse shows us that we should be ready to share our faith with others. We never know when a friend might need encouragement. Or when a neighbor might need prayer. We should always be ready to explain why we believe in Jesus and why there is hope in Jesus.
One of the best ways to do this is to begin thinking about your experience with Jesus. What is one amazing thing that Jesus has done in your life? How has he changed your life and when did you really make that step to believe in Him?
These stories can become part of your explanation of faith. When sharing your faith with others, don’t be concerned about knowing all the right answers from the Bible. Rather, focus on what you know and your own experiences with God. These are things others can’t refute.
Don’t be afraid to share your faith with others. You don’t have to know all the answers, but share what Jesus has done for you. Share the difference that knowing Him has made in your life. You’ll be surprised that people usually respond well if you share your faith with love.