Faith, Parenting, and Faithful Parenting

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1 (NKJV)

This is one of my favorite verses. A simple, yet complex explanation of faith. Because that is how faith is. So simple, yet so complex.

Just look at the second part of the verse, “the evidence of things not seen.” Faith is not a concrete noun, yet it is the concrete evidence of things not seen. The holy and spiritual things. Faith goes hand-in-hand with trust.

Have you ever done a trust fall? You stand with your back to a group of people and fall backwards trusting they will catch you. You have to have faith that the people behind you are going to catch you, even though you can’t see them.

My kids like to do trust falls with each other, but they have a hard time putting 100-percent of their faith in each other. Usually for good reason. A few of those trust falls end up with one kid on the ground and another laughing hysterically.

Parenting also requires a tremendous amount of faith.

I am guest posting today on Courtney B. Ellis’ blog. Read more at courtneybellis.com.

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