One of my goals for 2012 is to jot down a thought or two during worship each Sunday morning and carry it around with me during the week. PB is faithful to preach God ‘s word every Sunday; I should be faithful to let it find some fertile ground in which to germinate.
This week the message was on 1 Peter 3:15. “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.”
Which made me ponder: Who’s asking? When was the last time someone questioned me about the hope I have? Which made me wonder: Is my hope all that evident? Does anyone even know I have hope? Or do I just blend in with the dreary, hopeless world?
Instead of people saying, “Why are you so happy?” more often I’m asked, “What’s wrong? Something bothering you?”
Instead of people asking me, “How are you getting through this so well?” I’m more likely to be told, “I’m sorry you have been struggling so much with this.”
Instead of comments like, “Your faith is so obvious, it inspires me,” I’m more apt to hear, “Read this book, it might inspire you.”
I might be prepared to give an answer, but if no one is asking…..then maybe I should ask myself a few questions.