I felt drawn to come outside and enjoy a morning fire being it’s a little chilly out. I’m hoping that God will give me direction while I sit here, staring at the flames. My dogs are sitting beside me, enjoying the outdoors. Rudy is comfortable being covered by a blanket, but Coco is happy with just being in a sweater. Like many of us, they have their preferences. We are all going through challenges, and maybe what you are going through can help others. That’s why it’s essential to be ready at a moment's notice to give your testimony. The Holy Spirit will come upon you and guide you when the time is right, but we must do our part. God knows what a particular person needs to hear and when they need to hear it to pique their interest in the things of God.
I want to challenge each of you to prepare your testimony, write it down, and practice telling it. You need to share with others why you trust in Jesus and give examples of what he has done for you. You can intertwine your story in general conversation; it is a powerful tool. It’s not like telling a Bible story, it’s your life, and others need to know what God has done for you through our Savior.
But even if you should suffer for righteousness' sake, you will be blessed. Have no fear of them, nor be troubled, but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect, having a good conscience, so that, when you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ may be put to shame. 1 Peter 3:14-16