“And pray for me, too. Ask God to give me the right words so I can boldly explain God’s mysterious plan that the Good News is for Jews and Gentiles alike. I am in chains now, still preaching this message as God’s ambassador. So pray that I will keep on speaking boldly for him, as I should.”
It is God who in His grace gives us the right words to say at the right time. God has promised us that when we are full of the Spirit, when we are listening to His voice, He will give us the right words to say to defend our faith and to share the gospel with others. Even in prison, even in chains, Paul’s heart was still to share God’s word with others. Yet amazingly, even there, God still was continuing to pour out His grace and give Paul the words to declare the Good News. No matter where he was, he knew that he was an ambassador and a voice for Christ Jesus.
We too may face situations where we feel trapped and chained for the sake of sharing about Christ but let us take courage and not give up. Our chains may not come in the form of physical bondage or long prison stays, it might even be being marginalised at your school or workplace. Nevertheless, whatever persecution we face for standing up for the Good News, let us never give up and fully trust that at the right time God will God us the right words to say. Moreover, let us continue to pray for our persecuted brothers and sisters around the world who are so boldly standing up for Jesus Christ. May we continue to pray that God will also help them to share the Good News with boldness and that God will continue to give them the right words to say.