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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Word-Filled Wednesday ~#63~ Be Prepared

"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, keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander." ~I Peter 3:15-16

"Be prepared." ~Boy Scout Motto

When was the last time someone asked you why you are a Christian? Or, better yet, can anyone tell you are a Christian? If they can't already, the world seems to be changing at such a rapid pace that, hopefully, it will become more and more clear to those around us that we are Christians.

And when that time comes, when someone asks, we need to be prepared to give our answer as to the difference Jesus has made in our lives.

Boy Scouts are called upon to always be prepared to act for the common good in any situation; I would say that being prepared to tell inquiring minds and hearts the difference that Jesus has made in our lives is just as necessary as any other life-saving skill. Of course, there will be those who may scoff at any changes in our lives or even at Christ Himself, but we are required to tell.

And don't think the the humbleness of your testimony makes it any less "effective," not everyone's Christian walk includes lightening flashing across the sky at the moment of their transformation . . . not everyone can give an actual date of the day they accepted Jesus as their Savior . . . but we all know the difference Jesus has made in our lives. THAT is what the lost of this world are dying to know ~ even in the midst of their slander ~ they want what you have.

Be prepared to give them Jesus.

Blessings from Ohio . . . Kim<><

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