My son accepted Christ last night!!!

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  1. samarelda

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    I just had to share this wonderful news. My 7 year old son accepted Christ last night--well, early this morning. Here is the story.

    Since our children were babies we have always shared the Gospel message of salvation with them. With my son Samuel, every once in a while I would sit down with him and go over the plan of salvation and just talk to him about it. For a while, he never really understood what it was all about. Eventually,my girls also began sharing Christ with him.

    Yesterday, once again, I went over the plan of salvation with him and he said, as he has for the last several weeks, "Mama, I understand, but I am just not ready." I let it go and told him if he ever was ready to make that decision to come and talk to me. I could sense that he understood, but was, in reality, making a decision to say no to Christ. He seemed troubled.

    Anyway, at 1:30 this morning Samuel came to my bed and woke me up. He was just weeping. I sat down with him on my lap and he told me that he was trying so hard to go to sleep but couldn't. He knew he needed to get saved and it was keeping him awake. I asked him if he was ready to get saved and he said "Oh Yes". He prayed and asked Jesus to forgive him and be his savior. I rocked him for a while and then just before I tucked him back in bed I asked him if knew he was saved. He said yes. I then asked him how he knew and he said "I just trusted Christ to be my Saviour". I tucked him in bed and he was asleep in just a few moments. It thrills my heart that at the tender age of 7 he was kept awake by his need to get saved, and also to see the peace that let him go to sleep once he said yes to the Savior.

    I wish you all could know my little Samuel. In a way he is everybody's dream child. He is all boy yet he is incredibly sweet. My worry with him has always been that he might never see himself as a sinner as he is really a very good kid. I don't think I have disciplined him 10 times. He just hasn't needed it. He always obey instantly and without any attitude. He has always been so easy. Even when he was a baby he was so laid back. He slept through the night the first night home from the hospital.

    He is tough, yet very tender-hearted. He will cry over a dead bird but he can stack wood right along with the older kids and hold his own.

    He is very compassionate. Before my mom died from Parkinson Disease 3 years ago Samuel loved going with me to the nursing home to see her. He was 4 or 5 at the time and would go up and down the halls of the nursing home visiting with the residents; always giving them a kiss on the cheek before he moved on.

    He is just such a special little guy. Very loving---I get so many huge hugs from him and kisses all day long. He brings me flowers many times a day during the summer. He is smart as a whip and even his siblings adore him. He and my oldest daughter, who is 12, have an extremely close relationship. I have never seen a brother and sister who were closer. They are more than brother and sister, she is almost like a second mother to him. They just adore each other.

    Samuel had an identical twin brother that died before they were born. The doctors said it was a miracle that Samuel made it. He is the joy of my heart and so special. I am so thrilled he finally accepted Christ. Now I know both my twins will be in Heaven.

    My daughters have had Samuel on their prayer list for about 6 months now. Needless to say, they are thrilled to have had a part as they both prayed for him and shared Christ with him.

    My heart is so full---I know many of you can identify with this. Thank you all for letting me share this with you.
     
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    Praise the Lord!
     
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    Sola Deo Gloria!
     
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    Praise the Lord indeed! May God continue to bless you in your study of His Word as you help your son down the discipleship path!
     
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    I was 7 when I made my decision - and I knew what I was doing. I'm sure he did, too. Praise God!
     
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    Hallalujah!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Congratulations, excepting Christ as personal savior is the most important thing anyone can do.
     
  8. Frenchy

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    Congratulations!

    Mark 10:13 And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them: and his disciples rebuked those that brought them.

    10:14 But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.

    HELEN would say otherwise :rolleyes: that your child isn't old enough to be saved, that is what she told me when i said i asked Jesus in my heart at 14 but nothing happened, till God did a work when i was in my 20's. that is when i was really saved.
     
  9. Gwen

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    Samarelda, I praise our Lord for this wonderful news! It's wonderful when our children come to Christ!

    I'd like to share my son's story of salvation:

    By the time Eric was 4, he had been told the plan of salvation many times. He was so young that I didn't think he really had full understanding of what all it meant.

    One day, he was playing in the back yard, and without permission, turned on the water to the garden hose. He left it running for several hours, and it eventually burst the hose. I patiently explained that he was not to turn the hose on again without permission.

    A few days later, he turned it on again. I could hear the water running from inside the house, so I went outside and asked him if he turned it on. He quickly admitted that he did. I told him he would need to sit in "time out" because he had disobeyed.

    His eyes got huge! He asked me, "Mommy, did I do a sin?" I said yes. He said, "Mommy, I don't want to do a sin!!"

    Then I realized that he had the capacity to understand right from wrong. We had a long talk about sin, and that Jesus paid for our sin. That night, he asked Jesus to be his Savior.

    He is 22 now, and engaged to be married to a lovely Christian girl.

    Thanks for sharing your story with us! [​IMG]
     
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    Thanks for your sharing and all praise be to God. [​IMG]
     
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    wonderful news!
     
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    How exciting!
     
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    Another one for the Kingdom of God, Amen!
     
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    Samarelda, We rejoice with you and your son!
     
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    Amen!! The Lord is good blessed is the Lord above all!! The angels have a new name to add to their song of rejoicing!! What a blessed confidence for a parent to know that their kids future is a trip to heaven!!

    PRAISE THE LORD!!
     
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    Thats wonderful to hear, Samarelda!
     
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    Great news.
     
  18. Scarlett O.

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    That's wonderful!
     
  19. John of Japan

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    Praise the Lord, Samarelda!

    Sounds like you may have a future preacher there, even a missionary! [​IMG]
     
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    GREAT!!!!!
    Praise God.

    SAtan loses again.... gotta love that!
     

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