Driving home from youth group tonight I was overcome with a thought. The kids (teens, youth, young adults, sr. high –what should I call them?) have saved my faith. For awhile it has seemed that my faith and spiritual walk were stale and stagnant. Basic Christian disciplines were a continual trial. Prayer and bible reading went from challenging, to dry, to sporadic, to non-existent.
It wasn’t that my beliefs hadn’t changed. There was just no life or action to the belief. There was no need. I woke each day, made pizzas, and came home…to do stuff -very mundane life.
Then in enters the teens with their frustrating, soul searching, desiring deep real answer, truth-hunting, questions. Questions that can’t be just fluffed through; each question required me devout time and energy. As I sought out each answer I found myself praying for the upcoming lesson and the praying for other things. And I’ve been pouring over my bible again. Their questions have brought a renewed life and sense of adventure to my spiritual journey. They say that the mind goes if its not used…the same is true for spiritual vitality. So if any of the teens read this –thank you