Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Her Precious Heart

Bedtime for Audrey is still very much a routine. She does not go to sleep without her bedtime prayer. And that prayer must contain two requests: that she not be scared and that she have good dreams, not bad.

Last night, I was taken by surprise when, after my prayer, she asked, "Mommy, what does 'asking Jesus into your heart' mean?"

I explained it to her after which she asked, "How do I ask Jesus into my heart?"

Of course I explained that to her as well. It's a hard concept to understand having Somebody in your little heart! After I put it into six-year-old terms, I asked her if she understood and wanted to ask Jesus into her heart.

She smiled and nodded.

And she prayed a prayer along with me admitting she, like all of us, is a sinner; asking for forgiveness; and asking Jesus to be Lord of her life.

We talked a bit about what it means to have Jesus as Lord of your life.

And I walked out of the room with my heart VERY full.


Jennifer Dougan said...

Yayyy!! How exciting. I remember those conversations with my first two kids. Now I wait and watch for my youngest to grow up, and pray for him too to make that choice some day.

The angels are partying, I'm told!

Jennifer Dougan

Rachelp said...

No better news...!

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Bunch of Barrons said...

Absolutely precious. So happy for her. :)

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Amy @ Cheeky Cocoa Beans said...

Praise God! This is wonderful news! (And I'm sorry it's been so long since I've ventured over here to your blog.)