Tuesday, October 18, 2011

ARE YOU READY? YES?...LIVE FOR HIM!!!


by Carla McDougal
Friend of This Ministry and Warrior for Christ
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Who is going to harm you if you are eager to do good? 
But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. 
'Who is going to harm you if you are eager to do good? But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. 

'Do not fear what they fear; do not be frightened.' But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander. It is better, if it is God's will, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil. 1 Peter 3:13-17

Are you ready? What are you ready for... work, shopping, vacation, dinner or your everyday activities? Possibly you are anticipating a move, the birth of a child, the death of a loved one, the empty nest, or just a change in the weather. Life is constantly changing. Planning is a vital part of the process.
But, are you really ready... ready for the daily opportunities God gives to share the message of Christ? Are you prepared to love and serve Him with all your heart, soul, mind and strength, even when you don't feel like it? When someone recognizes your joy in the midst of a difficult situation, do you glorify Jesus with your answer? Asking God to prepare you is important to living every moment sold out to Jesus.
I love this verse...  But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. (1 Peter 3:15) A believer's answer to the question, "Are you ready?" should always be like this picture... YES! We are living, breathing testimonies of a new creation in Jesus. Reflecting Him to the world around us should be our hearts desire. Recognizing it is not about us, but all about Him changes us and in turn affects others around us. 

So, how do we live out this verse in our daily lives? Here are three suggestions:
·                     Pray... Prayer keeps us intimately connected to the Lord. It keeps our hearts tuned to Him. Learning to live in constant communication with God readies us for what lies ahead. 
·                     Observe... We need to open our eyes to the God-incidences throughout the day... those moments where God gives us the opportunity to share the truth and message of Jesus to others. 
·                     Act... Let's get going! After constant prayer and recognition of an opportunity, when God opens the door, step though to share the realness of Jesus with others.


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From My Heart to Yours,
Carla McDougal
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