One of the things Amy battles most is fear or bad thoughts at bed time. She can really struggle to fall asleep and sometimes has nightmares. She will tell us she hates bed time and would like to never have to go to bed. She likes the fact that Jesus never slumbers or sleeps.
I believe we have had some spiritual warfare going on as the enemy tries to fight for her.
She tells me sometimes that she just can't stop the bad thoughts no matter how hard she tries. We pray with the girls every single night. Some nights I pray over them before I go to bed.
One morning over breakfast, Amy told us she had a terrible dream about dogs chasing her. She ran and ran but then Jesus came and let her into a room. He locked the door. She said he was nice and told her she was safe and that the dogs could not get her.
Thank you Lord for ministering to our little girl as she dreams.
Would you join us in praying for peace and protection from darkness..... for our Amy....especially during the night hours?
Weeks ago Amy prayed for Jesus to come into her heart. She joined Scott and I at the kitchen table right after she woke up. She knows she will find us there first thing in the morning..... reading our Bibles and devotionals. She questioned us about dying, heaven and Jesus. As much as she can understand right now, she believes he died on the cross. Her heart is very tender to spiritual issues. She prayed after me in asking Jesus to come into her heart.....with all the honesty and sincerity of a child.
We understand there is so much for her to learn but we are trusting God to continue in the good work he has begun.
One of the first things Amy wanted to make sure of was that Anna also had Jesus in her heart.
Days later her concern went to her NaiNai. She wanted to know who would go and tell her NaiNai about Jesus because "NaiNai does not know about Him.....she does not speak English."
I stopped what I was doing and we prayed for someone to go and tell her NaiNai about Jesus.
I told her that it was possible for a Chinese person to tell her, or possibly an English person who also speaks Chinese.....could tell her. Would you join us is praying for her NaiNai to hear the good news about Jesus from someone? I know here in our house......we are.
This girl of mine likes to let her light shine. For her Easter party at school , she wanted to wear her cross necklace to remind everyone about "Jesus on the cross. "
|Amy at her preschool Easter party. She walks around to all her classmates and other mom's saying, "Here is MY MOMMA!" Makes me feel so special as she is so PROUD to have a MOMMA!|