Philippians 1:6 "Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you WILL perform it until the day of Jesus Christ"

Friday, January 26, 2007

Meet Peyton...

Peyton reading a school book , while Ella cuddles up

Peyton prays...."Dear Jesus, help mommy to bless you..."
gulp, is that what she prayed? Has the child, who is perceptive, been inside my head tonight??
Peyton went on to pray for me, for my safety etc.. She also thanked God that I was so happy about something her Daddy said to me last night. (He told me I was doing a "good job.") This child is very sensitive, and she is also very sensitive to my feelings. Peyton has her own style. She hates to have her hair done up at all, even though she wants it long. She likes to wear oversized inside out t-shirts, along with silky pj bottoms to sleep. Peyton prefers "boy toys" though she can hold her own with Barbies and other girlie stuff. Not long ago, Peyton declared Daddy to be her "best friend." I can't help but be envious of the declaration. However, tonight, I was just plain convicted by the prayer of my small child. I DO want to bless God, but I am too busy asking Him to bless ME! Peyton also prayed for God tonight, for the hurt that sin causes God. I know that much if what she has heard, she parrots in her prayers. However, I can't help but think that she really does understand much of it. I am thrilled that my not quite 7 year olds might be grasping the pain that our sin causes God. Frankly, this thought never occured to me in all the years I have been a Christian. I have been far too concerned with how things affect me! Thanks baby doll, you are one of a kind!
For any that are concerned lest Paige be left out, I informed the "can I tell you something? queen tonight that she is one of God's greatest blessings. She grinned at me, as if to say that she already knew that!

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Johanna said...

How much we have to learn from the faith of children. What an awesome prayer. I'm with you, I selfishly think more about how God can bless me and not the other way. How different our days would be if we went through the day thinking of ways we can bless God. Thanks for the insight Peyton!

Sandy said...

Johanna, much of what God is doing for my girls, He is doing by through willing children't workers like you! You are appreciated.

grammy said...

beautiful words by beautiful little girls (and a big girl!) there is no greater joy than to know that my children are walking with the LORD. Love Grammy

grammy said...

last night the twins read to Poppa and me. they did a terrific job. they also prayed for bedtime. makes me proud. i know your weekend was super busy at ER, but we had a good time staying in from the cold on King st. Love Mom

Gretchen said...

Sandy, that is just about the most precious post I have ever read. You have such amazing little girlies. I think children pick up mindsets when they are very young like this, even if they don't totally know all the details (let's face it, do WE know all the details?). Mainly what children can read in the adults around them is a view of who God is.

Tell those girls I love them and I miss them and they BETTER come by to visit on their way to see Aunt Charity!

Sandy said...

Thanks for helping with the girls so much.

It doesn't hurt that the girls have had such a great SS and PE teacher!