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It is my hope that by reading this daily you will grow in your walk with Christ and be set free from any struggles in your life that are weighing you down. Be blessed to be a blessing.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Running From God

Start children off on the way they should go,and even when they are old they will not turn from it. Proverbs 22:6
What causes a person who was madly in love and passionate about Jesus as a teen to literally run away from God? Many parents fear that when their child goes off to the big liberal university that all they taught will go down the drain. Professors start teaching things that are totally contrary to what the church or parents taught then intellectualism takes over and transforms this once godly young man or woman into something the mom and dad never thought they would see. All the truth of God's word is now challenged by their all knowing child.

Parents if this describes your child please do not despair. Many have walked this confusing and lonely path often times alone, fearing sharing it would change a person's opinion of them. Stuff happens in life and parents have 18 years to impact their son or daughter for the Lord. Nagging does not help but only the Holy Spirit and lots of patience.

If you are on this journey now just stay on your knees and know God is working even when it does not seem so. Resist the urge to "preach" as it further alienated the adult child. God is in control and the story is not over.

PRAYER: God you are good and your hear my prayers. Guide those with young children to mold their children for Christ because the world won't. Give me patience as I wait for changes. In Jesus' name. Amen.

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