Sunday, September 7, 2008

Macey Made a Big Decision

Thursday night, Macey was struggling with something....James worked over, and she stayed up, because she wanted to talk with him....I wasn't so sure what she needed to talk to him about, but I didn't pry. She wanted to talk to her daddy, so I let her stay up until he got home...He got home from work around 940, and she immediately told him she needed to talk with him....He got his "stuff put up" and got settled...and she began to cry...

She told him that she had been dealing with something for a few months now...Her salvation...She wasn't sure if she was saved or not, and she was scared. My heart skipped a beat. Macey has always been very mature for her age, and she went forward when she was 6 years old, very similar to her brother, Ian. I, for one, am not one to question a child when they want to ask Jesus into their heart. I was worried because she was young, but who am I to question her heart? So she went forward, and was baptized, at age 6. This past Sunday night, we had the Lord's Supper( as we do once a month) Macey, as a christian participated in the Lord's Supper. At our church, you do not participate, unless you are saved. So back to her and James' discussions....She began to cry, she was convicted. and it broke my heart.

"Daddy", she said...."When I took the Lord's supper last Sunday...I felt so guilty...because I KNEW that I wasn't saved...and that what I was doing wasn't right...and that I needed to ask Jesus into my heart..." she was sobbing by this point.

James' eyes were full of tears too...He talked with her...as only James could...(James has that gift...Macey went to the right person to talk to, because I have always been so proud of James when it comes to this subject.) And on Thursday night, in our family room, on her knees, convicted, Macey Alexis Allen, asked Jesus into her heart....weeping...Talking about bringing a mother to tears...to see your daughter, fully understanding what Christ has done for us, and wanting his gift of salvation...A mother's only desire for her children...truly...I am so proud of her.

This morning in church, she went forward, to openly share with the church that she has made a profession of faith. The preacher said something to her, that made her eyes tear up again this morning....

He said, "Macey, What is your middle name?"

"Macey Alexis Allen", she said, looking up at him.

"Well, Macey, that is how the Lord is going to call your name one day...It is now written in the Lamb's Book of Life-Macey Alexis Allen. I am so proud of you, and what you have decided....." He said more, but I was crying at this point, and didn't quite catch the rest of it...I just know she was smiling through the tears that were welling up in her eyes...She was at peace. The peace that only our Lord can give....

That is an awesome thought...No one else in this world, has our "whole name"...and when our name is called one day...I know, that I know, that I know...that my name is in that book...Which is one awesome feeling....and God has blessed my daughter with knowing that also....She is one special lady, and I am so very proud of her. My God is So Good....=)

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

What an amazing night that had to be for you, James and Macey. God is so good...all the time. We just need to slow down and realize all the blessings he provides for us each and every day. I am so happy for her. God bless you all this week!
Love ya,
Lisa

BethAnne said...

I am in tears reading this!! I think it is neat that she waited for her daddy to come home to talk to him - girls have a special bond with their daddy's (I guess that's why my husband wants a girl so badly).
When Lake was saved and baptized earlier this year, I didnt doubt his love for Jesus, his understanding of what Jesus did for him, or his sincerity, but I do wonder how he will feel about "so great a salvation" in a few years - will he remember his salvation experience? I wonder if satan will make him question whether his decision was genuine or not. Of course, like you, I believe we would be wrong to quench the spirit in even the youngest child.
I am tickled for you guys. It will be neat to see how the Lord uses her for His glory. I have said it before, but she is one beautiful girl (but I might be a little partial to redheads, ya know)

Robin said...

What a precious moment!

Nicole said...

Tell Macey we are very proud of her!!! That is a wonderful story. Love you all!

Runningmama said...

That is the best day of a mother's life. I am so happy for you. WHat a beautiful scene, a girl and her father, and a girl and her Father. I am glad you wrote it down for her to look back on one day.

The Brady's said...

Such an amazing story of a PRECIOUS little girl...

Melanieshea said...

Oh that is so wonderful!!! I teared up reading this! So sweet! Congratulations Macey!