“…always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.” 1 Peter 3:15
What message will we bring to a non-believing world? Will it be a message of a liberating, light-bearing Saviour who loves us unconditionally? Or will it be one of an intolerant, legalistic, judgemental God? Am I fit for His service?
For years I have taken to heart the Bible’s message to “love my neighbour as myself.” No problem there. Where I fall on my face is when Jesus tells me to “go and be fishers of men.”
This sounds so simple, but I have wrestled often with how I can do this when my verbal skills are woefully lacking. When I try to tell others about Jesus, I get overly anxious. What I know in my heart does not come out of my mouth! Frustration with myself, along with the other person’s frustration with me, quickly ends any meaningful dialogue. Continue Reading…