Tonight Aaron had IHOP (International House of Prayer) in Kansas City worship playing live. If you haven't ever checked out IHOP KC, it would be worth your while to do so. They are so amazing. Just really on fire for Jesus. It was started about 10 years ago by Mike Bickle and a few others. The Lord had laid it on their hearts to start a 24 hour prayer room. They organized prayer and worship 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and have continued it for the past 10 years. Amazing dedication and such a heart to pray for the nations and to just really truly know the character of Jesus and to really and truly know Him and love Him. They now have a school and internships that you can attend. They have over 200 nations that tune into their worship and teachings via television and internet. Anyway, Aaron's heart is there. He really has this longing to be there. The Lord really speaks to his heart through Mike Bickle and Allen Hood's teachings. I wouldn't doubt it one bit if we ended up there one day for some period of time in our lives. It really would be so amazing to have our children in a community of such passionate lovers of Jesus!
Anyway, the reason I started this blog was to tell about Alyssa and Aubrey. Alyssa started dancing to the music and said to me" I am dancing for Jesus." I am making him really happy!" Gosh the things that little 3 year old says sometimes about the Lord just amazes me. He speaks to their spirit just as much as He does ours. They are so pure and innocent, which enables them to be more sensative, in some cases, to the Holy Spirit! So awesome! We have so much to learn from them.
Then Aubrey blew me away. Aaron was holding her in a chair and watching the live worship on the computer and Aubrey pulled out her passifier and put both hands up in the air like she was praising him! She is 11 mos old and doesn't understand the words of the music, that I know of, and still knows what praise is. I don't think that is coninsidence, I think they are just so pure and innocent that that allows the spirit of God to really touch them and speak to them even when they are so small. There is a special place in the Lord's heart just for children and I believe He speaks to them in mighty ways and shows himself to them in huge ways. They experience God the same, if not more than we do! It is when we grow up and lose our innocence that complicates things with our relaitonship with Jesus. We start to question things and think that we can make our own decisions and live life the way WE want to. That is why the Lord tells us in the bible to come to him like little children, to have the faith of a child!!! That is pure and real and amazing!!!! Time and time again Alyssa has blown us away with her knowledge of the Lord and I know this is just the beginning for Aubrey! Patti and Terry Ramsey were praying for me when I was pregnant with Alyssa and Patti said that she felt like the Lord was saying that Alyssa was going to be a friend of God. She actually said her name was "Friend of God." In heaven, the Lord has a name for us all. I believe Alyssa's is Friend of God. What an awesome thought! I am praying that both of my girls are Friends of God. Anyway, even though Patti doesn't remember praying that prayer, I as a mother, will never forget that and I will always be believing that and praying that over all my children, that they will be Friends of God!