What To Say When You Don’t Know What To Say
Posted: Saturday, April 7
Verse of the Day:
“And when you are brought to trial in the synagogues and before rulers and authorities, don’t worry about how to defend yourself or what to say, for the Holy Spirit will teach you at that time what needs to be said.” (Luke 12:11-12 NLT)
One of the hesitations I hear a lot in regards to working with kids at church is, “What if they ask me a question that I don’t know how to answer?” That’s a legit concern. Kids are smart and they can think of things that either we take for granted or never consider. Explaining the deity of Jesus or the Baptism of the Holy Spirit can seem daunting to have to explain to a kid in a way that they understand.
The Bible and the things of God can seem like an impossible to understand mystery. But that’s not how God intended it to be. When Jesus died on the cross, the vail that separated the Holy of Holies (where God met with the priest) and the outside chambers was torn in two, meaning we now have free access to God and to understand His ways! Truly, God’s desire is that everyone will embrace the opportunity to learn about Him and study how He created this life to be lived!
So what do you do when your in front of people and they’re asking you about your faith that you don’t completely understand yourself? Jesus instructs Christians to trust the Holy Spirit. In Luke 12:12 Jesus says, “the Holy Spirit will teach you at that time what needs to be said.” If you don’t know, lean on what the Holy Spirit is speaking to your heart and let those words come out. And if you’re not feeling anything and have no idea, don’t be afraid to say, “I don’t know! But I’ll ask someone who does and get back to you.” It’s better to be honest than try to make things up and if you do find out the answer, a level of trust will be built. Don’t be afraid today to share your faith, no matter what your knowledge level of God is! Jesus wants to use you to make a difference today!