Last night at the dinner table Reia just pops up and says, "Mom, last week at church I asked Jesus to be Lord of my life." And then she continued eating her fish. Needless to say, my eyebrows went up and I started to ask a few questions.
I asked her why she has made that decision. She informed me in a very round about seven year old way, that she wanted to be more like Jesus and do the things that would make Him proud, and for Him to lead her in life.
Not a word about hell. (That did come up when Terry asked his questions to her when he got home.)
Needless to say I was ecstatic about her decision. It's something Christian parents pray for from the day their kids are born. But my prayer has never been that she would "become a Christian". My prayer has always been that my girls would seek Him, love Him and want to be closer to Him each and every day. Because if they are doing those things, with all of their hearts, I have no worries as to where I will find them when we leave this earth.
And to the God whom I love and trust: thank you for this amazing answered prayer.
**Special note to Lifechurch.tv kids peeps: you are such a blessing. God has used you to plant seeds and help this decision along. So happy to partner with you!