Today’s scripture: 1 Timothy 4:12
I am so very blessed to have some amazing young people in my life. My nieces
and nephews make me so proud. And I have several of “children of my
heart” I “adopted” when I volunteered at a faith-based theater in California.
Some of these “kids” have such a strong and bold faith. I listen to them pray
or read their Facebook postings, and I’m in awe. They love the Lord and aren’t
ashamed to tell the world.
Then I look back at my own youth, and I’m a bit saddened. Oh, I know God
forgave me for my twenty-year rebellion. I know He loves me and uses me today
in ways I never expected. But I sometimes wonder where I’d be had I had the
abiding and unwavering faith of so many of these wonderful young people.
Even with the world’s enticements, they remain faithful to the Lord. I admire
them so much, and I learn from them. They give me hope for the future.
If you’re one of those “children of my heart”—and you know who you are—know
that I love you, and I’m so proud of you.
And I pray for you regularly. That you’ll remain focused on God and His plan
for you. That you’ll resist the wiles of the enemy. That you’ll grow in faith.
And that you’ll continue to be all that God created you to be.