Just a last week during a Prayer meeting and bible study held in our home, one older lady shared of her concern over someone who wasn’t being careful in their spiritual walk… She added quickly ‘never mind though, that will come..! If their name is in the Lambs Book of Life then it’ll come!’

Uncomplicated faith.

Of course she is right. We need not be unduly concerned about our young one’s walk if they appear to be making some progress, even if it is slow progress. Sometimes our children will take great strides in Christian grace, compassion and zeal whilst at other time they will meander through quietly finding their way amidst the darkness of peer pressure and temptation.

There are also children that appear to be obedient and faithful but their heart is far from God. Time is the real test. We need to ask, is there fruit?If they are His, it will come.

It is our part to seek, His to grant what we ask; ours to make a beginning, His to bring it to completion; ours to offer what we can, His to finish what we cannot.
—Jerome (c. 345–419), biblical scholar and Latin Bible translator

Just like us, our teens and children will have peaks and troughs in their walk – we must continue to encourage, introduce family worship and  personal devotions, build up, nurture and pray for our children so ‘that in it’s season we will reap a harvest.’

If their name is in the Lamb’s Book of Life, it will come…

Shine brightly

Julie

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