God is amazing! I cannot deny His power and timing in every situation. As a Father of two little ones, I know that I have a huge responsibility to present Christ to the family and clearly share what it means to follow Jesus. I also must say that Kids Kare on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Wednesday nights, and Sundays (usually all day for us Pastor types and the kids) does an amazing job clearly explaining Jesus on a child level as well. In saying that, Laura and I have been praying for Kaitlyn, who is now five and Noah, who is now three to hear the gospel clearly and respond correctly. My prayers for a while over the kids and our household were based out of the truth in the book of Joshua.
14 “Now fear the Lord and serve him with all faithfulness. Throw away the gods your forefathers worshiped beyond the River and in Egypt, and serve the Lord.15 But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your forefathers served beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.
Our family is choosing to serve THE LORD and as for me and my house we will SERVE THE LORD! With this in mind, we have been in discussion with Kaitlyn about what Jesus did and why He died for us. She even had times where she brought up topics about the cross and sin to both of us separately. The soil had been cultivated by many. From intentionality in the family to the love at Oakwood, Kaitlyn was ready for the asking. After many discussions, prayers, tears, and thoughts, Laura decided to tell Kaitlyn to think about asking Jesus in to her heart during the day at school. Laura’s desire was for Kaitlyn to know and sense the still small voice of God drawing her.
Thursday, March 8, marks the evening Kaitlyn talked to both of us about wanting to ask Jesus in her heart. We let her voice a prayer in her own words and also guided her to pray. The night filled me with JOY! With so much of life and the hectic movement of it, my life paused and we celebrated the JOY of little Kaitlyn giving her heart to Jesus!