The Power of Influence

Saving faith in Jesus can never be passed down like some family possession. However, we must never underestimate the power of parental influence. When Paul wrote to Timothy, he reminded him of his special heritage. He told Timothy, “I have been reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also” (2 Timothy 1:5). Because Dad is left out, he may have died or perhaps was an unbeliever. What matters most is that Timothy had godly people around him as he grew up. His mother (and grandmother) made a huge difference in Timothy’s life and the path he chose. On this Mother’s Day, I pray for all you moms who desire to live and model godliness. As I look back, it was my mother who first introduced me to Jesus. Her faithfulness (through many challenging tests) is a major reason I am saved and in the ministry. I thank God for her! So Moms, keep on loving and giving and going after God. Although you may not see results right now, be assured you will reap a reward!

Pastor Mark Boucher

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