Tuesday, January 29, 2013

In Which Judah Asks Jesus Into His Heart

Sunday January 27, 2013
Dear Judah,
For a while now, out of the blue, you've been asking me if Jesus is in your heart. I've always wanted to answer you honestly but, not put any pressure on you. That important decision needs to be completely your own. When you've asked if Jesus is in your heart, I've been opening up the conversation by telling you that if you want Jesus in your heart, all you need to do is ask Him and then He'll be with you, forever and ever. He'll help you make good choices, comfort you when you're sad or scared and He always hears you when you pray. Normally the conversation moves on but, Sunday afternoon it continued.....

We laid in your bed before nap time and as I started to sing you a song, you interrupted with "Mommy? Is Jesus in my heart?" Like usual, I said "Well honey, Jesus will come into your heart when you ask Him to. Whenever you want that, all you have to do is pray and ask. Then He'll be in your heart forever and ever."  I expected for you to have me continue my song but, instead you started praying out.....

"Jesus, will you please come into my heart and be with me forever and ever? I'm so blessed and I want you to be in my heart." Amen.

As your Mommy, hearing you say those words was one of the sweetest sounds in my life. You've been thinking about this for awhile and I wanted the decision to be completely up to you, at your timing. You prayed out so confidently and it was the most beautiful and precious thing. I'm so proud of you. 
Love,
Mommy

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As a Mom, I fall short on a daily basis. I don't read the Bible enough with my kids, I loose my patience. I should probably play with them more. I mess it up....all the time.

Thankfully, I can see that when we plant tiny seeds into our kids, God is faithful to bring other people along side of us to water those little seeds, provide them with good soil and give them the sunshine they need to grow.

I've often wondered if I'm doing enough to cultivate my children's faith. It seems like so many Mother's do so much more than me. After Judah asked Jesus into his heart (completely on his own!), I could hear God telling me that I'm enough. The tools I need are right here, He's given them to me. He's here with me, helping me because He knows I so desperately need Him. There are so many things I don't know, so many unanswered questions that I have. And even though I mess up all the time, He's telling me that I'm enough. With Him, I'm enough to teach my kids. With Him, YOU'RE enough to teach your kids.

Proverbs 22:6
Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.
♥ Angela

6 comments:

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  2. Thank you, Jesus!
    This post just made my heart do flip-flops!!!
    I challenge you to write the date on your calendar and celebrate it every year, simply, but celebrate it.
    I just can't stop grinning!

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    1. Oh yes!!! We will totally do that. Great idea! The funny thing is that right after I was done talking with him, I ran and grabbed my baby book to see what day I had prayer as well. Turns out, I got saved on January 26th 1987....just one day before my boy!!! Love how God works!

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  3. So sweet! Brings tears to my eyes! :)

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  4. Ahhh, you got me all teary this morning. I can't imagine how good that felt as his mom.

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  5. totally got teary eyed!!! amazing! love his sweet simple faith!!!!

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