Meet Scott Jones. He was raised in a solid Christian home and attended a fundamentally strong Christian church. Although he is thankful for this, it did present challenges while entering adulthood. He describes how, as a child, he believed what his parents told him about God, but didn’t feel like he grasped it for himself. When he entered into adulthood, he weighed and measured all things. He was seeking to make his faith in God his own, not just the ideas of others.
Scott knew all the right ways and had all the right answers, as well as knowing where to find them in the Bible. However, he still found himself searching. When Scott enrolled at Southeastern University, he had many questions. He says he didn’t know quite how to ask his questions, but a professor whom he greatly admired, challenged him in the classroom. This professor wanted Scott to think for himself, unpack the questions, and ask the right ones for daily living. Scott feels this strengthened his faith and introduced him to the idea that God is a deep well. Scott said, “It’s important to have a mindset that is developing for personal growth and to trust that God will provide answers in time.”
When asked what person in the Scriptures captures his heart and shares God’s character, Scott boldly replied, “The Story of Daniel. He was a cool guy who was taken out of his own homeland and placed in Babylon. Daniel lived in a place that was completely unfamiliar, yet he lived on mission with his extraordinary life. I’m pretty sure that Daniel didn’t feel equipped, but Daniel’s relationship and growth in God empowered him to trust God even more.”
Read: Daniel 1-12 ESV