Friday, September 30, 2011

She said, "Yes!"

Gracie with her AWESOME Godfather, Tom Sproul in Blacksburg 3 weeks ago.

Yesterday morning Gracie came to me to confess that she had done something wrong.
She said she didn't deserve to eat breakfast. We started talking about it,
and I told her what I always tell her, "If you ask for forgiveness and mean
it, and desire to turn from that sin, Jesus is faithful and just to forgive
us our sins...and FORGET them forever!" 

She started to cry really hard. I
asked her why she was crying, she said, 

"Because you talked about Jesus." 

I said, "When I said Jesus what did you think or feel?" She said, 

"I felt so GOOD, Mommy! That's why I'm crying." =)

So I told her that I believed Jesus was saying to her that He loved her so much and that He wanted to come and live fully in her heart if she wanted Him to. I asked her, "Do you want Jesus to fully live in you, Gracie?" And she said, "Yes!" 

So I led her in the prayer for salvation (sample below) and she repeated it after me and just hugged me and kept
telling me how much she loved Jesus!

The thing I loved about that experience with Gracie was that it was REAL! That She wasn't just doing something that she thought was right to do, or that was out of fear, but it was a desire Jesus put in her heart to want all of Him, because He was showing her that He loved her so much that she could FEEL IT! and it felt SO GOOD she was CRYING! = ) 

Jesus wants us to EXPERIENCE Him...to feel His presence...to hear His voice. He is not just some RELIGIOUS concept of rules and regulations He is REAL, ALIVE, and READY to walk with us, speak to us and show us every step ahead...and LOVE US EXTRAVAGANTLY!!! And it's nothing that we do, but it is something that we ASK for. 

Thank you, Lord, for drawing this little precious girl to Yourself and allowing her to experience just how GOOD You are!!!! 

Peace of the Lord be with all of you today!
 
(If anyone out there has a desire to have Jesus transform your life and step into the AWESOME adventure with the God who created you...below is a sample prayer to follow when asking Jesus into your heart. You can pray to God in your own words.)

Sample Salvation Prayer:

Dear God in heaven, I come to you in the name of Jesus. I acknowledge to You that I am a sinner, and I am sorry for my sins and the life that I have lived; I need your forgiveness.

I believe that your only begotten Son Jesus Christ shed His precious blood on the cross at Calvary and died for my sins, and I am now willing to turn from my sin.

You said in Your Holy Word, Romans 10:9 that if we confess the Lord our God and believe in our hearts that God raised Jesus from the dead, we shall be saved.

Right now I confess Jesus as the Lord of my soul. With my heart, I believe that God raised Jesus from the dead. This very moment I accept Jesus Christ as my own personal Savior and according to His Word, right now I am saved.

Thank you Jesus for your unlimited grace which has saved me from my sins. I thank you Jesus that your grace never leads to license, but rather it always leads to repentance. Therefore Lord Jesus transform my life so that I may bring glory and honor to you alone and not to myself.

Thank you Jesus for dying for me and giving me eternal life.

Amen.

1 comment:

Simply Taunya said...

It's SO sweet when our children say Yes to Him isn't it? I found your blog this morning and I've given you the Versatile Blogger Award! http://www.taunyasplace.com/blog/2011/10/10/versatile-blogger-award/