Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Spiritual Leader

Amaya came home from school last week with a very special surprise. She reached in her backpack and pulled out a certificate that said that she accepted Jesus as her Savior and Lord.

I'm pretty sure the Holy Spirit has taken over since then, cause that girl has been filled with songs of worship ever since. She even decided to start a candle lighting ceremony as part of her worship. - come to think of it, she might be a budding legalist - which is so "un-Moore" of her. I'm sure the Holy Spirit will work that out.

Often when we hear people share their testimonies, they say "When I was five I accepted the Lord"...super boring...but super beautiful too. How wonderful to grow up loving the Lord. When I think back on my life I wonder about how a relationship with Jesus would have helped me through some dark times, how my decisions would have been different if I had known Him from the start. Yet I look back, not regretting, just wondering.

There is also a beauty in being saved as an adult - somehow it becomes even more precious to know that He sought you and found you in the midst of your willful sin and rebellion against Him and He called you to Himself - not because your parents were saved and you grew up going to church, but because they weren't and you didn't. He had to go out of His way to find you because He wanted you..purposefully. He reached down into your life and lifted the veil that covered your eyes and allowed you to see Him. Oh, I'm so thankful He saved me.

So while Amaya's testimony will be one of the boring ones, I'm so glad she has eternal security early in life and she will get to walk with Jesus through the peaks and valleys of adolescence, dating, and beyond. She will learn from a young age that He can be trusted, leaned on, prayed to, and depended upon. She will grow up knowing that she doesn't have to lead, she just needs to follow Him.

Praising God for her boring testimony!

I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent. - Luke 15:7


Mindy said...

Yay!! I'm with Amaya; I have a "boring" testimony. :) People even called me "sheltered" for going to the same school she does. I wouldn't change a thing, though!

~Seth and Nancy~ said...

awesome!! i'm sure it's an answer to prayer for you :-)