Legacy of Faith
welcome to today's encouragement from our daily bread our reading titled Legacy of Faith was written by Lisa M camera and 2019 research exploring the spiritual Heritage of Believers in Jesus in the United States revealed that mothers and grandmothers have a significant influence on Spiritual Development nearly two-thirds of people who claim the legacy of Faith credited their mother and 1/3 acknowledged that a grandparent usually a grandmother also played a significant role
 the report cited a report over and over the study speaks to the enduring impact of mothers in Spiritual Development it's an impact we also discovering scripture in Paul's letter to his Protege Timothy he acknowledged that Timothy's Faith with model to him by his grandmother Lois and his mother Unice it's a delightful personal detail highlighting the impact of two women on one of the leaders of the early church their influence can also be seen in Paul's and courage meant to Timothy and 2nd Timothy 3 continue in what you have learned because from infancy you have known the holy scriptures a strong spiritual Heritage is a precious gift but even if our upbringing lock the kind of positive influences that helped form Timothy's face there are likely others in our life who had a profound impact and helping to shape our Spiritual Development
 most important we all have the opportunity to model since dear Faith to those around us and leave a lasting Legacy
 today's our daily bread devotional scripture reading is from 2nd Timothy chapter 1 verses 3 through 5
 I thank God whom I serve as my ancestors did with a clear conscience as night and day I constantly remember you in my prayers recalling your tears I long to see you to the I may be filled with joy I am 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
 let's pray father thank you for the men and women that you place in her life that have modeled sincere faith and taught us to trust and follow you in Jesus name we pray amen
 thanks for listening today my name is Alicia Reisinger and today's encouragement was provided by Our Daily Bread Ministries