1. I high-fived Lily for obeying me today and she excitedly said, "I'm obeying Jesus."
2. On our way home tonight we were talking about the upcoming wedding of a couple we know (shout out to Gracie and Travis!). Lily thinks we are going to their wedding tomorrow...Gracie, I'm sure you wish that was true :). Anyway, I asked Lily who she is going to marry. Last time I asked her this, she said her Daddy. I was expecting that answer or the name of a boy in her class. Instead, she absolutely floored me and said, "I'm gonna marry Jesus. I love Him." I couldn't believe what she just said, so I make the HUGE mistake of saying, "Oh my gosh!!! That is so wonderful Lily!!!" And of course, she pulled out her OMG police badge and corrected me. Then she carried on to say that after she marries Jesus she is going to live with Him in Heaven.
Speechless. Y'all, you should hear her. It's not just some cute little Sunday school answer. She is beginning to fear God and gain wisdom and understanding of the things of God (Proverbs 9:10). I'm so amazed at how soon the Holy Spirit starts working in the hearts of children. And I'm so grateful for answered prayers that began before she was born. He is working in her young little heart and I KNOW that He has some incredible plans for her life. I love watching His plan unfold!
Pray for your child. Pray with your child. Do it without ceasing. And expect God to move in his/her heart.
Pour out your heart like water before the presence of the Lord! Lift your hands to Him for the lives of your children.