Numerous times, they have shown me that they are listening to Him, and it always starts when they are quite young.
Yes, I do take my children to church, but honestly, we don't go on a regular basis (and there are several reasons for this I won't go into). At home, I do teach my children about God. We red the Bible together. We pray together. But several times Flower has come up to me and told me that God told her something...and I know it is something we haven't discussed together. But it is always totally, Biblically correct. I'm always astonished by her knowledge, and willingness to listen to the Lord.
Yesterday, it was Little Man's turn. We were outside; I was sitting just inside the garage, knitting, and Little Man was riding his tricycle. He rode out to the mailbox, and just stopped and sat there for several minutes. Then, he started yelling "MOMMA!! MOMMA!!", and pedaled his little trike over to me as fast as he could. He said "Mom, Jesus told me my heart was dead. But he fixed it now, and it's 'live again cuz a Him! Did you know that mom? Your heart's 'live too, Mom. It is. Jesus told me dat, Mom."
Now, my Little Man is only three. I haven't exactly gone over the "Plan of Salvation" with him. We sing about how Jesus loves us, and how we love Him. We talk about Jesus making the sun come up in the mornings, and the strawberries grow on mommy's plants. But I've never told my son that his heart is dead and Jesus makes it "'live". Honestly, I'm not ever sure that I have ever told him that Jesus talks to us.
How was my rough and tough, three year old little boy able to completely explain God's gift of His son to us in the most basic of ways? Anyone could understand that. Is there more to it? Sure. But God's love for us boils down to this one thing: that we are dead inside, and until he accept His son we will remain that way. Only after we accept His son will we be truly alive.
I think there is only one explanation. I prayed that God would speak to my children, that they would listen, and be willing to be used by Him.
I, for one, believe God did answer my prayer, and that it is just the first of many times that it will happen.
|1 Samuel 3:10b "Speak Lord, for your servant is listening."|