“. . . but treat the Messiah as holy, as Lord in your hearts; while remaining always ready to give a reasoned answer to anyone who asks you to explain the hope you have in you — yet with humility and fear.”  1 Peter 3:15 (CJB)

Are you ready?  Why do you follow Jesus?  Being able to give a “reasoned answer” to the question of “why” is of huge value in discussing your faith with others.

First –  it is an indication that you have researched your faith and know why it is that you believe what you believe.  Therefore, you are less likely to succumb to counter arguments which invariably come your way as you witness.

Second –  it builds confidence.  Instead of timidity you have the ability to confront without doubt or apprehension.

Third –  it provides a seamless flow from what it is that you believe to what others place their confidence within.  This allows you, as the Christian, to interject your faith in the one true God!  The God that is desperately needed by all mankind.

Knowing what your faith is all about and why you trust Jesus is a bold rampart against all those who would seize upon any hesitation as uncertainty and attack.  This ability, this confidence, comes from training.  Bible drilling!

In our country’s early history there was a select group of men within the ranks of the militia that was designated as “minutemen.”  They were normally younger, stronger and better able to be first on the line – to provide protection.  These men went through a much more rigorous drilling process than the rest of the militia.  They had to do more than just be first on the line – they were charged to hold the line until the rest of the militia could arrive.

We are God’s minutemen!

We must be ready in a moment to give a reasoned answer for the faith that resides within our hearts.  A moment may be all we have!  Through constant drilling we become ever ready to proclaim the love we depend upon . . . To defend the faith we trust with our souls . . . To share the Savior that even now, knocks at their heart’s door – desiring to commune with them!

Are YOU ready?

– Dale