The Christian Public Servant – “the hope that you have”

April 25, 2016 – Monday

Reading
1 Peter 3:15(a) [NIV] But in your hearts revere 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.

Reflection
If a court charged you and me with the crime of being Christian, would there be enough evidence to convict us? Are you sure?

Every day we are in the world – at school, work, and the marketplace. Do we bear witness to our reverence for the Lord? Or, do we just go through the day like everyone else?

As a Christian public servant, you should have to answer – why so much hope? After all, everyone should see the hope that you have in Christ. Right? So do you have the answer ready?

Of, if you aren’t asked this question, then maybe you need to reexamine your walk a little more. Why aren’t you asked? Don’t others see the hope that you have?

Today at work, remember you don’t need to be a preacher or missionary to do great things for the Kingdom of God. Just keep in mind there are people around you needing to know the love of Jesus is real. And you may be the only person who can convince them.

So at work today, be ready to answer – why so much hope? Show them the hope that you have and they will start to ask!!

And I will see you in court!!!!

Prayer
Lord, I am happy to be Yours! Help me share that joy and hope with those around me. It is easy for the tasks of the workday to crowd out that hope, so help me see those with whom I need to share Your Good News. In Your name, I pray. Amen.

Stan Best
Training Manager, Apprentice School
Newport News Shipbuilding
Newport News, Virginia USA
and Masters of Theology Candidate
St. Leo University
Chesapeake, Virginia USA

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