Speaking about God is an amazing gift. Being able to talk about Him can influence lives. Although how you approach a situation can also influence someone’s life in a negative way. Someone will have two responses about hearing you speak the word: 1.) They will accept what you are saying, and ask questions if they have any. 2.) They won’t accept what you are saying, possibly ask questions, but not to hear what you have to say. They ask to answer with what they believe is right.
If someone responds as the first, respond through the holy spirit and with complete Biblical knowledge. Now this doesn’t mean to not be used by the spirit or have no Biblical insight with the second. It is just with the first, they are trying to learn. If you aren’t having God when you speak then it is fruitless talk. Even if you know about the Bible. Now having Biblical knowledge is important. If someone has a question, you need to be able to answer. Knowing or not knowing the answer to what they have to say is something that can be life or death for a person. Know the scriptures before you speak! People can have genuine questions about God and if you don’t know the answer, they can end up assuming all Christians’ don’t know about God and that its only about spending an hour at church on Sundays. Also watch your attitude. Speak kindly. Refrain from any sass.
If you want to talk about God, you need to talk to God. Prayer is the foundation or having a relationship with God. Lack of communication destroys. Speak to God and He will use you to talk to others.
Reading is also important. Not only will you learn and grow in God, you will also be able to help others do the same. It is a gift us Christians’ must never take for granted.
Lastly for the second, if they don’t want to hear about God then you do not need to hear them. Walk away from the situation. They want to try to share their disbelief in God and hurt you spiritually. Get out of the situation. You can tell them “If you are only coming to argue then we shouldn’t be talking. You have your beliefs and I have mine and neither of us are planning on changing them. Us debating is pointless.” People generally respect this response and drop the conversation. If you actually have to walk away you may as well.
Thank you for hearing what I have to say about speaking about God. God bless your heart.