I will go on record to say I probably have over 100 spiritually-enthused books all over my house. To say I love to read is an understatement and my mood pretty much determines which book I’m actually reading at any given time. So with that being said, I’ve gone from reading Bait of Satan to Have a New Kid by Friday all in one week so you know where I’m going with that.
About a year ago I was asked by a publicist who was preparing my bio what my favorite book was. Typically I give the corporate answer and reply “Gone With the Wind, of course!” but this day I boldly said “The Bible”…The publicist glanced at me in a somewhat state of shock and in return, I winked. Why I winked I have no idea but I did. Sometimes I can be awkward like that. Out of curiosity she asked me why I responded the way I did and to be honest, I was actually glad she did so. This was MY opportunity to represent right?!?! This was my opportunity to be bold in my faith and talk about the BIBLE to a publicist who may not know Christ; I mean, she could accept Jesus right here and there! What was my well-articulated, come to Jesus answer?
Friends, my answer was, “Because it’s the BEST book EVER!”
Now don’t get me wrong, the Bible IS the best book ever but my answer clearly was not. Here’s what Paul reminded Timothy of in 2 Timothy 3:16-17 “All scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we see wrong and teaches us to do what is right. God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work.”
I mean come on, how awesome! This is the right answer! Paul was charging Timothy to always be ready! You see, I was all about the bold move with the publicist but I wasn’t prepared to execute the delivery. If you are anything like me, I am sure this happened to you before. But let us not get discouraged. Because while none of us will ever be perfect, we thankfully serve a perfect God who has given us the tools, and most importantly the words, to speak with others and to lead them to His truth.
This post was guest-written by Nicole, a close friend to Angela. Nicole has a sincere appreciation of post-its and pens that write well (especially RSVP pens) and has over 100 books on her to-read list. In her free time she enjoys supporting all things husband and kids related, spending time with friends, binge-watching shows on Netflix, and stalking Ayesha Curry on social media. Check out her personal blog at https://nikkisautograph.wordpress.com.