12/15/18 Karen - (see video HERE)
Have you taken ownership of your faith?
I’ve heard it said that “God doesn’t have grandchildren”. This means that we can’t ride on the coattails of our parent’s faith – we need our own relationship with the Lord through faith in Jesus.
Paul spoke of this to Timothy when he wrote “I am reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also.” He didn’t just assume Timothy was a believer like his mother and grandmother by virtue of their faith, but he had to be persuaded that Timothy had a faith of his own.
This is why I usually keep asking questions about the faith of those who tell me they grew up in a Christian household. I know what a blessing it is for people to have Christian parents and grandparents and a strong church background, but I also know this blessing comes with its own unique pitfalls that can lead to a failure for young people to take personal ownership of the faith they were raised in.
So, despite hearing of her church involvement and background, I was interested to hear the testimony of a young lady named Karen that I reached out to at the coffeeshop. I found out how meaningful her church background had been to her, but also how she came to take ownership of her faith through a Christian ministry on her college campus.
It’s a reminder of how valuable parachurch ministries on college campuses can be at such a crucial time in the development of young adults who are often at a crossroads on their spiritual journey, and they deserve our prayers and support.
Thanks to Karen for agreeing to allow our conversation to be recorded. It’s HERE