Tuesday, November 11, 2008
I have always prayed to God that at the first moment my children are at the age of accountability for their salvation that He would somehow let me know. It is different for each person so I wanted to make sure I did not miss my children' s "time". I was in my early morning prayer time and my oldest at the time, (he was 5), walked in the room after he had just woken up. While still praying, I looked up and looked in those sweet little eyes and asked him if he had ever asked Jesus into his heart. He said, "No, but I would like to now mom, is that okay?" My heart leapt for joy and he repeated and prayed every word after me asking for Jesus to make him white as snow and please come into his heart and forgive him of his sins. What a beautiful moment in our lives. He remembers it to this day! I have often wondered what would have happened if I would have given in to my flesh that morning and slept in or stopped praying because my son walked in. Would I have missed that sweet moment that God created for us? My son remembers that morning and that his mom was there that morning he chose to follow Jesus. So when I begin to let worry settle in and fear they might chose the wrong road or those times I wonder how I have failed them and if it will effect their view of God, I have to go on facts when my faith just can't be felt! The fact is God IS faithful and He does hear and answer my prayers! My children are in His hands even when I fail as a parent! What peace and comfort that gives me! Thank him everyday for the time he gives you with your child and pray for their salvation! He hears you and He will answer!