It’s 2019, and the Bible remains on top of the all-time best seller list and yet is increasingly ignored and mocked by mainstream culture. It’s been classified as irrelevant.
As older generations, it is easy to see our youth as less than what we were. Focussing on the negative comes almost natural. But, it is these students who are entering the workforce, impacting the economy, the future pastors our churches, and charting the course for Christianity’s future—taking what we hand off to them and moving it forward. It is our job to be sure we are handing off a faith that reflects Christ, a mission that is focused on the gospel, and wisdom that can only come from God.
We don’t consider the hard work that begins on January 1. And it begins with starting new habits. This is precisely why, as followers of Christ, we have a hard time establishing good habits that foster spiritual growth.