It’s not your grandmama, nor your grandpa, not your momma or your daddy. It’s your faith, yours and yours alone, that determines your present and future. Lord Jesus wants you to have joy, peace and goodness in your life. But it comes by your faith. So stand strong in your faith.
“We want to work together with you so you will be full of joy, for it is by your own faith that you stand firm.”
p(II Corinthians 1:24)
The Apostle wrote that as encouragement to the Believers in Corinth. They also had many evil distractions as we, in our day, also have. Linda felt like she had salvation because her Grandma was a strong believer in Christ. But after her Grandmother went to be with the Lord, she found herself questioning and being challenged about her faith. One day she decided it was time that she read the Bible for herself, not because of her family, not just because Pastor Smith spoke on a certain passage last Sunday, but just for herself.
Suddenly a whole world of faith and understanding opened up to her. Now, in a war torn country with a family to support and protect, the wisdom she gained from the Bible and her new close walk with the Lord helped her to survive and succeed daily. Learning to stand on her faith, hers and hers alone became the biggest blessing. She finally had standing faith.