Saturday, October 5, 2013

Does Your Hope Show?

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Honor Christ and let him be the Lord of your life.

Always be ready to give an answer when someone asks you about your hope.  Give a kind and respectful answer and keep your conscience clear. This way you will make people ashamed for saying bad things about your good conduct as a follower of Christ.

1 Peter 3:15-16

When I began to attend elementary school, now 61 years ago I had lots of new things to learn and to be careful about.

Now this may sound silly in today's world, but it was very important that no one ever saw my underwear. I was very careful to keep my shirt tucked in so that not even the edge of the elastic band was visible. As I remember it, someone seeing my underwear would be extremely embarrassing!

Some Christians treat the hope that is in them like their underwear. They want no one to see it! And if someone does catch a glimpse of their hope they are embarrassed.

Your hope is very personal, and it does provide the foundation for everything else in your life, but you have no reason to keep other people from seeing it. Let your hope be seen in everything you do and say. Don't try to keep the hope that is in you from the eyes of other people. When they see your hope they will ask you about it, and you can tell them about Jesus Christ!

"Lord Jesus, give me the courage to let my hope of Heaven and in You be seen by everyone around me today. Give me an opportunity to speak to someone about You and the hope that is in me today! Amen."

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