Saturday, October 23, 2010

today is the day of salvation

Today is a really big day!!

Macy's Birthday!!


We will celebrate later today and I'll show ya pics afterwards.



yesterday was a big day too.

Really big.

For the last couple months Lucy has been talking to me about
having Jesus in her heart.
Well, based on what she would say I knew she hadn't actually
made that decision but was definitely being softened
by the Holy Spirit.

So last night our conversation at bedtime went as usual
until I asked her if she wanted to ASK Jesus
into her heart.

She said YES.


But first I wanted to make sure she really understood what
that meant (the best that a 4-year old can comprehend that...which
is actually more than some adults).

So I explained to her that we are sinners and we need a Savior
to forgive us of those sins.

"Lucy, do you know what sin is?"

"Yes. It's when I hit, spit, and scratch."


Yes, those were her exact words.
She apparently does know what sin is.
Good to know.

So we proceeded to pray a prayer of salvation,
and she declared her decision to follow Jesus.

I weep as I write this.

Another soul saved.
Angels are rejoicing right this very minute.

She couldn't contain her excitement and had to get up
and tell her daddy.

He choked up with tears over her life-altering decision
and told her how very happy he was!

She grinned like never before.

And she was so disappointed that her brothers weren't home
to tell them also.
It nearly brought her to tears because she wanted
them to know so badly.

She can announce her news to the world today.

There is NO bigger decision than that.

How about you?

Have YOU made that decision?


Leah said...

Oh Lori I am thrilled! There is nothing sweeter than to see our children trust Jesus. I haven't been on any blogs in a while and I am trying to catch up. This is an awesome update. I am so proud of your family! And I would love to follow along on your other private blog too, if your don't mind.

Susan A said...

oh wow, that is wonderful!!!!!! praise Yahweh! :) :)

I am curious, if you don't mind sharing, what the prayer of salvation is? I haven't really led anyone to faith in Jesus (Yeshua), so I'm curious what exactly to pray, other than, "please come into my heart and be Lord of my life"

Wonderful, wonderful news, awesome! :) I am so happy that you are thrilled! praise YHWH! :)

Susan A said...

p.s. happy birthday, Macy!!!! :)

p.p.s. yes I've made that decision, I had a kind of wrong start, (being frightened from hell into asking Him to save me) but over the years, been asking Him to lead my life and trying to follow Him.

Lori said... certain prayer except to seek forgiveness, repent, acknowledge that Jesus died for our sins, and ask Him into your heart.

No "magic" words, of course! Just a sincere heart that knows that Jesus is the ONLY way to God and a commitment to follow Him.


Serving the King said...

Oh Praise be to GOD!!!! Woooo-Hooooo!!! That is the best news to wake up to in blog land ever!! Welcome to the family of Christ Lucy and Happy Birthday Macy!!!

Shonni said...

How awesome!
And happy birthday to Macy!!!

Tesseraemum said...

YEA!! They are having a party in heaven rght about now!


HaPpY bIrThDaY MaCy!!!!

Madeleine said...

Oh the heart of a child. Hpw Jesus loves it.

And I rejoice with you dear woman. GLORY BE!

And she is 15??!!?? How did that happen? Shouldn't she go backwards for a few eyars so you can have her a little longer, then catch up at like...22???

Well Happy Birthday to her, anyway.

Kathy said...

Praise God!!! That is awesome!!
Welcome into the family of God!!!

Happy Birthday Macy!!!
Have a fantastic day!

RamblingMother said...

precious and pricelesss!

Angie said...

Yeah, Lucy!! The angels are rejoicing, sweet girl, as I know your family is, too.

Donna said...

WooHOOO!!!! Welcome to the family, Lucy!!! All of heaven is just tickled!!!
Happy Birthday Macy!!!

JR said...

HaPpY BiRtHdAy MaCy!!!! Can't wait to see pictures!!! Tried to post a comment this morning....but alas the internet was on a hiatus at our house for several hours.

Sweet Lucy!!! Welcome to the family of God!! I'm so stinkin excited for her and your whole family!! I was moved to tears by your precious news. Praise God!!

♥ to all of you from Durango!

Karin said...

YAY!!!! Soooo excited to hear about Miss Lucy! Happy Dance 'o Joy! :)

And Happy Birthday to sweet Macy girl. :)

Chris said...

Yeah, it seems 4 y.o.'s get it better than some "big people"

Oh and happy 15th Macy!

RJMS said...

What a GREAT weekend for a birthday....I'm not biased or anything...but um, yes, It was my birthday weekend, too! ;) And on my birthday, I wore my wonderful SHOW HOPE t-shirt to work. Even posted a pic on my fb account wearing it. (Can share if you like..just let me know)

What wonderful news about Lucy! Such a blessing!

Londa said...

God is so good! Rejoicing with you and all the angels in heaven!

Happy Birthday Macy! Hard to believe it's been a year since the last time I wished you a happy birthday. Hope you enjoyed your day!

Holly said...

Woooo Hooooo!!! You can almost hear those angels!!!!

Tracy said...

Welcome to the family lil sister! : ) WHOO HOO!! What a blessed celebration.

Nancy said...


Sally-Girl! said...

Yippee for Lucy!!!

Happy Birthday to Macy!!!

Praise God for both these girls and their family!

connie said...

Oh my goodness, the best news ever! Welcome to the family, Lucy Girl!
And happy birthday, Macy!

Kim said...


Oh Lori, how WONDERFUL....Praise God!!!! Welcome to the fam little Lucy!!!!

Happy belated birthday Macy....I forgot that she and Elliott shared the same birthday!


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