Tonight during our devotions we read the story of doubting Thomas. After I had finished reading, I was telling Tyson that, because he asked Jesus into his heart without seeing Him, Jesus is talking about him when He says "blessed are those who do not see and yet believe". Of course Tyson had to point out that Jori has not yet asked Jesus into her heart so she does not believe in Him. I was in the process of explaining to Tyson that his sister would make the decision when she was ready and that he shouldn't try to make her feel bad about it when little sis leans over and says "Mom, I have a secret to tell you."
So I give her my ear and she says "I asked Jesus into my heart" with a smug little smile on her face.
Then Jori prayed and thanked God that Jesus was in her heart and also thanked Him that she had done such a great job playing games with our small group tonight (minute to win it-SO fun!) and then she finished and the kids both had their drinks and were heading to bed. I decided to quick grab my girl so I could talk to her about the big decision she had apparently just made. First I asked her when she had asked Jesus into her heart and she said "Right when Tyson was talking. I asked Jesus to come live in my heart, then I asked God to come in too. So I asked two times". Then I asked if she knew what it meant to ask Jesus in and she said "So Satan cannot come live in my heart. If he tries, Jesus will put him in a diaper", which is a very bad punishment in her mind. I told her that Jesus wants to be the Lord of her life and that she now has the power of the Holy Spirit to help her make good choices.
What an awesome responsibility God has given us as parents, to teach our kids about His Son and help them to grow in their knowledge of Him and live their lives as His children. Hopefully Darin and I will both lead by example!