The Faith of My ChildNow that Devyn is attending Awana's on a weekly basis, she's constantly bringing home songs that I remember from my childhood. But there is one song that has been escaping me for a while now. Devyn knew a few of the lyrics but not all of them. So on our way home from a barbecue with some friends, Jon made me google the following lyrics "the rains came down and the floods came up". I found a delightful website that gave me the rest of the lyrics to The Wise Man Built His House.
And not only the lyrics to that song, but a whole list of songs that were instantly remembered as I started singing them. It especially cracks me up hearing Jon sing these songs because its such a blessing knowing that my husband was singing these songs at the same time I was. We sang I'm in the Lord's Army, The B-I-B-L-E, I've Got the Joy in My Heart, and Rise and Shine. We had a blast! And Devyn was so excited for us to finally know the words to the rest of the first song.
We then dropped Jon off at my parents' house to get his truck and headed on up to our place. Devyn and I sang the entire way, alternating between all the songs above. Just as we were turning onto our street, I heard a soft gasp from the backseat.
"Mom!" Devyn exclaimed.
"Yes, Paige?" I answered.
"I just heard God speak in my heart."
My heart skipped a beat, and I braced myself for what I knew was going to be a special moment. "What did He say, Dev?"
"He said my name!" The excitement rang true and clear in her voice.
"And then He said, I love you Devyn," she continued.
As I gripped the steering wheel, I wondered at the sweetness and innocence of a child's faith, my child's faith. Devyn, who at four years of age, never questions if it is truly God's voice she just heard, she knows it. Devyn, who doesn't dream of getting married or growing up, instead just wants to sleep on clouds when she gets to Heaven. Devyn who prays every night that God would let her see Him. Devyn who is not afraid to sing Jesus Loves Me at the top of her voice in the checkout line at Super Walmart. I am humbled by this little girl.
My sweet, sweet Devyn. My prayer is that you will ALWAYS hear God speaking to you in your heart!