I didn’t get serious about my relationship with God until I was almost 40 years old. By then, my children were 12 and 15. There are times when I look back and desperately wish that I had raised my sons—from the time they were little–on Christian music, Christian books and TV, and especially, on the Word of God. Since I didn’t have that privilege, I have studied the Scriptures extra hard, and I have prayed extra hard, too—hoping to make up for lost time. I made it my highest goal to get to know God and His ways, and to encourage my children to do the same. The Lord graciously honored my efforts, and He taught me to believe that it’s never too late to impact a child for Christ.
When my son, Joseph, was a Junior in High School, God led him to start a Bible Club that would eventually touch the lives of countless kids, not only in our town, but in many surrounding communities. When he graduated, my son, John, took over leadership of the club, and it continued to grow and reach scores of children with the Gospel. Today, John has a Christian music ministry that touches the lives of millions of people each year.
It still bothers me sometimes that I wasn’t the Christian mom for my kids that they needed in their growing years. But I’ve discovered that God can and will make up for lost time, if we do our part by devoting ourselves to prayer and the study of His Word–and if we walk in close fellowship with Him daily. Don’t buy the devil’s lie that says that your loved ones have to be very young to turn to Christ. If God could change my heart when I was almost 40 years old, He can certainly change the lives of your loved ones. Begin today to stand in faith for their salvation and deliverance, and watch the Lord honor your efforts for His glory!