It’s a God Thing…

“That’s a better present than my American Girl Doll,” my eight-year-old beamed.

Her birthday landed on Easter Sunday this year and she received many gifts. She got her ears pierced, some new earrings, a new American Girl Doll, and even a new dress. But her best gift started last week.

E, my eight-year-old, goes to a Christian school and every day each teacher asks her students for prayer requests. One day last week, E asked her class to pray for her little sister, L. E was not specific in her request. She just asked them to pray for L. Later that day E wrote about her prayer request in her journal. She wrote that she was praying for L to become a Christian.

Fast forward to the Saturday night before Easter. L told me she was ready to give her heart to Jesus. We talked about what that meant and she seemed to understand. I told her if she was ready, on Sunday during church we could walk up front and pray with our children’s pastor. (Don’t get me wrong, we could have prayed right there, but I wanted to make sure she was serious. If she was willing to walk in front of a church with lots of people watching, my husband and I would feel more confident about her decision)

During the Easter service L walked the aisle and prayed to receive Jesus as her Savior. Praise God, He answered many prayers from my husband and I. Most importantly E’s prayer was answered and on her birthday. L’s decision became E’s best birthday present this year. Isn’t God good?

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8 Responses to It’s a God Thing…

  1. D2 says:

    Wow, that just adds another layer to the story. God is giving me the opportunity to go on my first mission trip as an adult. It’ll be my first time in South Dakota. Now I have to start saving up…

    • Yes, isn’t that GREAT! God is so into the details of our lives. I am constantly amazed at Him. Creator of the universe and cares that my E gets an answer to her prayer as her birthday gift.

      I will be praying for you as you go on mission in South Dakota.

  2. Angela F. says:

    Oh this is sooooooooooo wonderful!!! No greater gift as a parents and so special that E’s prayer was answered so quickly and on her b-day. What a faith builder for her!

    • I am so excited. God has blessed us tremendously and to have E’s prayer answered on her birthday was just icing on the top. God does give us more than we could ask or imagine doesn’t He?

  3. Caroline says:

    How sweet and beautiful that she prayed for her little sister, too! Thanks for sharing such an encouraging story.

  4. GMom says:

    It is such a blessing to have my grandchildren become christians. Praise God!!

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