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"But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope you have. But do this with gentleness and respect." 1 Peter 3:15..
The Bible encourages us to make Christ as Lord in our hearts. It begins as is a decision on our part, a decision to recognize the truth that Jesus is Lord. Second we need to express it to him in prayer and to others in testimony. We must stay mindful that he is Lord not only of our circumstances but of our actions, and reactions.
When we make Jesus Lord in our hearts our lives and actions will reflect him. We will we have a confidence in going through trials, we will have peace, contentment, victory and calm that people will see and wonder. That leads to being prepared to give an answer. We will be watched by others who want to see how we react as we go through trials.
We should pray daily to be able to communicate his lordship. We should always be ready to explain our faith and have everything in readiness for action. Jesus was gentle with people, and we should follow his example. We see him patiently sharing his truth to those in darkness yet he was kindness personified when it came to talking to people. He used questions and parables to convey his gospel.
We may not respect the twisted doctrines that have enslaved the minds and lives of others but we should respect the persons we are speaking to; for our Lord loves them and died for them. Every time we are speaking to another about the truth of the hope we have in us it is a call for humility. The sacrifice of Jesus on the cross should fill us with humility and a reverence for all humanity for whom he died. Let us be ready to give an answer.
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