Always be prepared to answer everyone who asks you the reason for the hope you have.
We are to be ready and able to tell people about the hope that Jesus has brought to our lives!
But when we share this hope, two things are important: our credibility — is Jesus really Lord of our hearts — and our character — do we show gentleness and respect in our approach. The goal is not to win arguments, but to win hearts to God!
Loving Father, please give me the conviction I need to share my hope in Jesus, but in a way that reflects your grace. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.