Our Story Is Our Truth
By, Toni Smothers
Scripture Reading: Matthew 24:10-14
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Scripture Quote: “But in your hearts revere 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.” 1Peter 3:15 (NIV)
We may not possess elaborate, eloquent, verbiage to persuade nonbelievers to know Christ. Maybe just that lack, that inability of communication, makes many Christians who love God, afraid to speak up for Him. And it is understandable that a person can fear rejection or ridicule. But His nature, power, will, justice, goodness and truth can pretty much speak for themselves. So, attempting to explain the immensity, omniscience, omnipresence and omnipotence of our God is too huge for most of us.
However, we Christians can describe how Christ personally delivered us. We can simply explain the impact Jesus has had on our lives. The path we were on can be compared with that of the one we are presently traveling. To tell of the great transformation of our hearts and souls is not a thing that can be dismissed as inadequate. If it happened to us, we will prove evidence of that transformation simply by our current lifestyle. Is our life spent honoring God? Our lives testify to the glory and power of God's mighty forgiveness and incomprehensible desire to save us all from the law of sin and death.
Today’s meditation: Don’t fear sharing your evident transformation.
Memory Verse: “The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God's children.” Romans 8:16 (NIV)