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!
Friday, January 26, 2007