I think we hope that our faith will becoming someone else’s faith.
Please do not confuse what I am communicating. We always need to encourage another spiritually. We cannot have faith for someone else. We can tell someone what we think, believe, or we behave by our morals but in the end of the day they will do whatever they desire to think or do.
The saying God has children but has no grandchildren is something that I heard from someone close to me. The saying means that God has a personal relationship with all of his followers. Jesus’ followers have their own personal faith through the Holy Spirit not because of a parent or grandparent. Parents have good intentions and desire the best for their children but cannot have faith for their children in place of the children’s faith. I am not saying that children do not need to be trained and brought up in the Christian faith on the contrary I am stating the opposite. The point that I am trying to make is that eventually the children need to have their own personal relationship with the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The children need to be raised up in the church where they will be encouraged by other Christians and where they will learn about God through Bible reading and devotions. Furthermore, they need to learn about God at home both by example of the parent or parents through daily Bible reading, devotions, words, and behaviors.
Elyse Kipfer was an intern at New Beginnings July through September of 2017 and is now a current Resident Supervisor at New Beginnings. She is a Psychology Major and Communication Minor at Wisconsin Lutheran College. She aspires to be a Christian counselor for victims of sexual violence. Her free time consists spending time with her horse, dog, family, and friends. Furthermore, she enjoys having deep conversations and digging into God’s Word.