Wednesday, January 28, 2009

A Prayer Answered

As a parent my greatest concern is that my children will come to know Jesus as their Lord and Savior and ask Him into their hearts.  For some time now Luke has told HD and I that he is a Christian, and until yesterday I have felt like he might not really get it.  Every time we have tried to sit down with him and read what God's word says about salvation he gets a little confused and I have felt like it was not really time yet.
Sunday at church 3 kids went up and asked Jesus into their hearts.  After church he asked why is it they got to have everyone shake their hands?  HD and I explained that they were Christians now and our church family wanted to congratulate them and welcome them into the kingdom of God.  He said no one has shaken my hand yet, I'm a Christian.  I prayed and prayed yesterday for God to guide me in how to know for sure and how to lead our son.  When HD came home from work we went into our room with Luke and read him a few verses from the bible and he completely got it, he had great questions and ultimately he then prayed with us and he excepted Jesus as his Savior.  After we had prayed together I asked Luke how do you feel and he started to cry, he said I feel so full inside.  Of course I was crying too!  I explained that the Holy Spirit has come to live in your heart.  I know for sure that my son has eternal salvation and our prayers have been answered, each and everyday of each one of our children's lives we have prayed that they would come to know Christ and an early age and yesterday our oldest did just that.
We will speak to our pastor this week and he will be baptized soon.  I am just so grateful that as parents HD and I could walk with our son on this journey.

7 comments:

One More Equals Four said...

Wow! How exciting for you! That is the greatest day in a parent's life and a testimony to you as parents that you have led him to know the ONe True God. Congratulations!

littletoesandcheerios said...

I'm in tears!! That's just wonderful. I cry everytime someone gets baptized at our church. Oh, how I wish I could be there to see it! Congrats! You two are doing a great job teaching them.

Anonymous said...

HI Happy Mommy,
I love your blog. You are so....real. I seriously sobbed when I read this post. I am so overwhelmed with the faith that a little child can hold. I'm just now seeing my children begging for more. We try to teach them about the word of God and our faith. And you just hope they are listening. But, when one day during dinner, you are telling them a story about people suffering from misfortune, and they ask you if they can be excused so they can go pray for them......all is right.
God bless your little boy and your family. Trista

girlymama said...

That is just the best best thing a parent can experience! I am so happy for you! Of all the prayers God can answer us as parents, THAT is the best one!!

Melissa said...

How exciting for you & Luke! That is so wonderful!

bunchofbull-ers! said...

Praise the Lord! What wonderful news. YAY Luke!

Growin' with it! said...

beautiful. nothing else in our parenting is as important as this moment. so EXCITED for you all!!