Let no one despise your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity. – 1 Timothy 4:12
It’s not easy for any of us to voice our faith to someone unfamiliar with it. It helps to say a prayer and ask God’s Holy Spirit to help you. He’s there and will make it better – you’ll be surprised. Then be sure to thank Him for His help. 🙂
In so many public schools, prayer’s been banned and religious freedom is under attack, but the folks at Focus on the Family with Dr. James Dobson have hosted the national event, Bring Your Bible to School for the past several years. I hope you will participate and show others that you are not ashamed of the gospel – the good news!
As believers, we can’t be impatient and hit others in the face with our faith, so to speak. When Jesus was speaking to people, He was compassionate and patient. Let’s face it, most of us are not big on patience (yes, I’m raising my hand high). To be loving and patient with lost people is the nicest gift we can give them. Notice I didn’t say we give them a “pass” from making a decision for Christ – I just said we are to be longsuffering, as our Lord is. Is it easy sometimes? Uh, no. Is it worth it? You bet.
You know the best friend of all time… why would you not want to introduce your friend to others? When we get to Heaven, remember – God will not ask us how many cool toys we had. He will ask us how many people we introduced to His Son, Jesus. 😀
It can be scary to share faith with others, but take a deep breath, say a prayer and be amazed at how God will open doors for you.Isn’t this a cute little Bible? I like those owls – they represent wisdom! 😉
Plan to put your Bible in your backpack today! Let your friends see that you are God’s kid. 🙂