Bedtime always seems to be a time when kids want to talk. I am not sure if it is because they finally have a captive audience or their brains are active and they remember everything they have been thinking of asking you all day.
Kalindi was asking some questions tonight about believing in Jesus. We have talked about the fact that we can’t trust in God on our own, that we need the Holy Spirit to work in our hearts so that we can repent and believe. Kalindi has heard this enough times that she knows and understands. She prayed this very sweet prayer asking God to help her to trust in Him and to forgive her. I feel this receptiveness on her part to the Lord and it warms my heart. After we talked some more, I prayed asking God to help her to know that He will answer her prayer to trust in Him.
She asked me if God always answers yes to our prayers. I said no, he doesn’t always say yes, but He always answers. We pray for God’s will knowing that He knows best and that is what we want as well. She asked if God would answer her prayer to give her a new heart. I said that I knew God would answer that because that was something He wants/wills us to ask Him for.
What a sweetheart. She has such a tender heart regarding her sin and recognizing her need to repent and believe. I have been so encouraged by her receptiveness to learning about God, asking questions, and wanting to understand. What a blessing our little talk was tonight!