Today I was reminded why I do what I do. Seven children were forever changed.
Last night forty children in the Awana “Sparks” group at Matt’s church listened intently as he read our new book, Getting to Know Jesus for Little Ones. The story of Tommy, Keesha, Marco and Su’s adventure to find God captured their imaginations and their hearts.
The story follows the four friends as they search for four keys that will help them begin a relationship with God. Each discovery gives them important information about having a relationship with God as well as a clue to find the next key.
After Matt read the prayer at the end he told the kids that he was going to read it again. If they had never asked Jesus to forgive their sins and be their friend and king they could do it right then by silently praying with him. With heads bowed they talked with God in prayer:
“Yes, Lord Jesus, I need You.
Yes, I want to be Your friend.
Thank You for dying on the cross
And paying for all my sins.
Yes, I open up the door of my heart.
Please be my friend and King.
Help my to obey You
And trust You with everything.
Yes, I want to know You better
Each and every day.
Yes, I want to love You more.
Please help me listen and obey.”
After Matt prayed he asked them to raise their hands if they accepted Jesus. He assured them that God knows their heart and they don’t have to raise their hand if they don’t want to. Seven children raised their hands!
That is why I do what I do. I prayed a similar prayer when I was eight and it changed my life forever. My heart’s desire is to help as many children as possible to trust in Jesus and live in His love.
Because all the royalties from the book will go directly into ministry and not to Brad and me personally, I feel free to share with you our prayer that God will use this book to draw hundreds of thousands of children into relationship with Him!
The official release date is February 1. However, we are giving away one book per day this week! To enter, go to our FB page, Discover God 4Kids, and comment on today’s post about the book.
When you talk with God tonight, will you join me in giving thanks for the seven precious children who began a relationship with God last night and for Matt as he continues to invest in their lives?
P.S. You can pre-order the book from Amazon, Barnes n Noble or from our website, discovergod4kids.com.