I was talking recently with a friend whose kids' faith in Christ stalled after high school.
They had memorized Scripture, they had sung and danced to Rob Biagi songs as wholeheartedly as elementary schoolkids can, and they had prayed sincerely to trust Christ for the forgiveness of sin and to be a "new creation" (2 Cor. 5:17). But, as of now, their walks with Christ are stalled.
So that got me thinking...what's our response when a child, or adult, professes faith in Christ? Do we rejoice and cheer loudly, as "all of heaven" does in Luke 15:7?
Or do we say, "We'll see..."
Wow. I don't want to be THAT guy...but there is an element of hoping, isn't there? I hope the "decisions for Christ" we see in our ministries, families and neighborhoods are true conversions. Let's celebrate now...but time will tell (Matt. 24:13).
Man! The Christian life sure requires FAITH.
I welcome your comments.