Helped by the Holy Spirit - Charles Stanley Daily Devotional (June-06-2020). With God's guidance, we should speak words of truth and encouragement to others.
John 14:26 ("But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you")
While sharing our faith, many of us have been asked questions we didn’t feel prepared to answer. The awkwardness of such moments can make us hesitant to share, but that’s why it’s important to remember we’re not on our own.
Knowing we would need encouragement in such situations, Jesus told His followers, “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you” (John 14:26). Don’t forget that the omniscient Spirit of God lives within every Christian, and He knows the best way to respond to any comment or question. But for Him to “bring to ... remembrance” the truths of Scripture, we have responsibility to spend time in the Bible regularly. Then the word of Christ can “richly dwell within” us (Col. 3:16 "Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God").
When we run into questions for which we don’t have the answer, it’s fine to say, “I don’t know, but I’ll look into it.” And there may be times that others approach spiritual topics with hostility. Then, remember Paul’s wisdom: “Let your speech always be with grace ... so that you will know how you should respond to each person” (Col. 4:6 "Let your speech always be with grace, as though seasoned with salt, so that you will know how you should respond to each person"). Gracious words and a winsome attitude reflect Christlikeness, even in those moments when you might not have an answer on the tip of your tongue.