Monday, March 26, 2012

In her heart

I love the nightly routine that we have with SS and Hamp. Reading a book, singing some songs, praying and cuddling for a few min before bedtime. Last night was an extra special night for this mommy. After Hamp was in bed I laid in the bed with SS to read a new book my mom had recently got for her "I will forgive you." SS has really enjoyed this book and told me the first night we read it that Jesus forgives us. I responded, in shock, yes baby he always forgives us. She always amazes me with what is on that little mind of hers and with how smart she is. So after reading it was time for prayers and songs. I asked her what she wanted to pray about expecting the normal mommy, daddy and Hamp or for my baby dolls. I told her that mommy wanted her to know that she could always ask God for anything in prayer. Praying for her baby dolls was not what she had on her mind. She said "mommy can we pray about Jesus living in my heart." My response was "you want to pray about Jesus living in your heart, that he WILL live in your heart." When she said yes honestly I was a little nervous, shocked and excited. She is 3 I quickly she to young for Deborah Anne she is not she is a child of God at any age I had to quickly remind myself. So we laid in her bed and prayed "Jesus will you come live in my heart, I believe that you died on the cross to save me from my sins. I love you Amen"....(she repeated I believe you saved you from your After we were done she said "Thank you mommy can we say that again." So that's exactly what we did all over again. I could have laid in that bed and held her tight for hours. I told her how much Jesus loves her and that he would live in her heart forever. We sang her favorite veggie tale song,.... "My God is so great my God is mighty theirs nothing my God cannot do, the mountains are His the rivers are His the skies are his handy work too. My God is so great so strong and so mighty theirs nothing my God cannot do"...I tucked her in and kissed her goodnight. I went and told Scott what she had asked me and explained to him how proud of her I was. I am aware that she is only 3 and does not fully understand what it means for Jesus to live in her heart but I also know that God knows that little girls heart and I can always remind her that when she was 3 she asked him to forever be in her heart. I sleep more peacefully knowing she is a child of God and I am also very proud that Scott and I are doing something right!!!

Luke 18:16-17
But Jesus called the children to him and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.”