My heart longs for each of my children to truly be saved!! And from all of the questions & comments I’ve received after sharing about our little girl’s salvation, I know that so very many of you feel the same way! We desire to lead our children to Christ… for they could be the smartest, wealthiest, sweetest, most beautiful children in the world, but if they do not know & love God- it means absolutely nothing! Oh, how thankful I am that I am not alone in this endeavor!!! God cares even more about the hearts of my children than I do, & it is that loving God who alone can truly work in their hearts & save them!! We just have the privilege to “plant & water the seeds” in the lives of our children!
Yet, as I am “planting & watering” I can get too caught up in worrying that I am either saying the wrong words, or that they are just not coming out the way I would like them too! I think that it is all part of the enemy’s plan to get me not to talk, for if I’m too nervous about saying the wrong thing… I just might not say anything at all! Now, I do want to be careful with my words, for I do NOT want to lead my children astray. Yet, I also want to be obedient to God… talking to my children about Him & being His ambassador to my children!
As I was thinking about the “right” words to use with our children, I was reminded of the ABC’s of Salvation that I must have learned when I was little! And, I think they can be helpful to each of us today, as we speak to our children about salvation!
A- ADMIT you are a sinner & ASK for forgiveness!
*Romans 3:23- “For all have sinned & fall short of the glory of God.”
*1 John 1:9- “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”
B- BELIEVE in Jesus as your Savior & BECOME a child of God by receiving Him!
*John 3:16- “For God so loved the world that He gave His one & only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have everlasting life.”
*John 1:12- “Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.”
C- CONFESS that Jesus is Lord & CHOOSE to follow Him daily!
*Romans 10:9- “That if you confess with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”
*Luke 9:23- [Jesus said,] “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.”
I hope these “ABC’s” are helpful to you, as they have been to me! :) Please continue asking questions… I love hearing from you, & find it such a blessing as we together take steps to daily lead our children to Christ!!
Have you been teaching your children their ABC’s???