Her Faith Just Like Ours


Feb 9, 2011

Mothers of Mothers: Lois & Eunice

"When I call to remembrance the genuine faith that is in you, which dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice, and I am persuaded is in you also." 2 Tim 1:5 (KJV)
"I am calling up memories of your sincere and unqualified faith (the leaning of your entire personality on God in Christ in absolute trust and confidence in His power, wisdom, and goodness), [a faith] that first lived permanently in [the heart of] your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am [fully] persuaded, [dwells] in you also." (The Amplified)

I read that Timothy was only fifteen when he left his Mother (Lois) and Grandmother (Eunice) to join Paul’s evangelistic team. And Paul loved and talked glowingly of Timothy’s godly heritage which informed his trust in the young man. These two women no doubt had invested so much in Timothy’s life such that he was an outstanding witness for the Lord. 

We can never over-emphasize the importance of giving our children a godly heritage. We were not given any other information save the testimony of Timothy’s life and that was a powerful testimony. 

These women loved God; had an unshakable faith in Him and it translated into a transformed life. Timothy was a faithful follower, a true servant and one who had genuine faith. He was the product of two outstanding women of God.

Lois and Eunices’ testimony stresses the fact that nothing is more important in the life of a God-fearing mother’s life than the early training of her children. It brings to mind the scripture: 

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” Prov:22:6 (KJV)
..and I love this translation: 

"Point your kids in the right direction—    when they're old they won't be lost."  (The message)

At just fifteen years of age, Timothy was matured spiritually. Lois and Eunice recognized his gifting and let him go to do the work of God. They didn’t invest in his life for themselves but they understood they were merely custodians of their son. At the right time, they let him go. Letting go must have been hard for them but they knew the time frame and keyed into God’s timing.

May we like Lois and Eunice be such godly women, fully equipped to invest deeply in our children’s lives and with wisdom and sensitivity in the spirit, steer them in the right direction and usher them to the threshold of their destiny. Amen!


  1. Proverbs 17:6 states, "Children's children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children."

    Dear Father, I desire to leave a legacy of faith to my children. Inspire me to pray for them daily even though I don't have them yet. Instruct me on how I may leave an inheritance of godliness to my children, my grandchildren, and to others who look to me as an example. Lord, let my faith shine brightly even after I leave this earth. In Jesus’ Name, Amen!

    I am very blessed by this sis, May God continue to inspire and bless you with wisdom as you share His word to many.

    Love you,

  2. Amen! I love the powerful prayer and amen again. Thanks for the inspiring comment, Enyonam.

  3. Amen and Amen #re:postandEnyonamscomment

  4. hey dear,
    this post reminds me of my late grandma from my maternal side; she always encouraged me when i was a teenager to put my trust in God and believe Him to guide me in everything i do(this was before i gave my life to Christ) but i must admit she was right. i bless God for bringing me through her lineage.

    such a beautiful post.

  5. MOH read Psalm 78... Verse 4 says;
    "‎​​we will not hide them from their children, shewing to the generation to come the praises of the Lord and his strength and his wonderful works that he hath done"
    Verse 5; "For he established a testimony in Jacob, and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers, that they should make them known to their children"
    I pray the next generation will find God and I don't mean a religious attitude by attending every meetings on Sundays, wednesdays etc yet no Godly principles. Let our children not be trained by atheist, godless theories and philosophies, scientology, and comics etc but in THE LORD. I pray ‎​​we won't feed them with Ben 10 and other kinds of movies but with TRUTH and righteous living which will affect every sphere of their lives(even education,music,arts, entertainment etc) amen.
    God bless ‎​U̶̲̥̅̊ dear, bless your heart amen

  6. @Rainyjoy. That was a major blessing in your life. I'm glad you embraced God eventually.

    @Enobongekpott. Now that's a powerful scripture and encouraging remark. It breaks me heart when all the kids want to watch these days is Ben 10 and a host of books and movies with no educational or spiritually uplifting content.

    I'll never forget reading about Roberts Liardon and how his grandmother and mother taught him the scriptures and would often lay hands on him as soon as he gets home from school. May our lives be a strong witness to our children such that they would come to know and fall in love with the God we serve.
    Thanks for this pointer Enobong. I've been blessed just reading your feedback.

  7. Reading both the post and comments, and I am just realizing that parenting is not a small task..it is a privilege and we are merely custodians of these gifts from God. The post and the comments have blessed me...

  8. So true, Rita. It is rather challenging to be a parent, talk less of a godly one.


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