TO THE BIBLE: Luke 12:11-12 MSG
“When they drag you into their meeting places, or into police courts and before judges, don’t worry about defending yourselves–what you’ll say or how you’ll say it. The right words will be there. The Holy Spirit will give you the right words when the time comes.”
After a friend spoke to Michelle about Jesus and the transcendent life He’d purchased for her, she believed and readily accepted Him. But there was one problem: Michelle’s parents weren’t Christians, and she wasn’t sure they’d approve of her being one. Many thoughts ran through her mind as she contemplated the decision she had just made.
If you’re in the same situation as Michelle, you need to understand that your family background shouldn’t deter you from accepting and serving the Lord Jesus Christ. It doesn’t matter that your family members don’t yet know the Lord; you’re the seed of God’s salvation sown into that family. And don’t be afraid of being persecuted because of your new-found faith. Now that you’ve received the God-kind of life, that life in you is able to make you withstand whatever opposition you face. It will make you victorious in every circumstance. That’s the reason you must be filled with the Holy Spirit. The moment you receive Him, you have it made, because He’ll help you live out the divine life you now have.
Jesus said you don’t need to pre-meditate what you’ll say when you’re questioned about your faith. The Holy Spirit will put the right words in your mouth, and your testimony will draw those who hear it to Christ, hallelujah!
John 14:16; Zechariah 4:6
I thank you, dear Father, for your precious Holy Spirit who lives in me and goes with me always. I’m endued with strength and wisdom to pursue the dream you put in my heart, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Identify the areas of challenge where you want the Holy Spirit to help you out. Pray for His wisdom to be revealed in you.