A Child's Profession of Faith

I have a daughter who is 5 (almost 6) and she says that she is a Christian, she asked Jesus into her heart when she was four, and she can remember when and where, etc. I rejoice with her, and just continue to confirm her knowledge of God’s grace, but I am a little hesitant in my own heart because she was so young? I suppose time will tell with that. =) Just wondering if you had any thoughts or advice on how you have handled accepting Christ with your children.

-Lisa



Lisa-

I don't recall a time when I didn't want to follow God and serve Him.  I was raised by believing parents and we were taught of God's love and Christ's redemption from as far back as my brothers and I can remember.

The truth of the matter is, our salvation begins and ends at the cross.  God has called us from the foundations of the earth, and it is His work, not ours.  So whether or not we remember a specific point in time at which we professed faith (or "asked Jesus into our heart"), our salvation relies upon His grace and not our works.

If your daughter professes faith, no matter what her age, then don't do a thing to dissuade her or introduce doubt.  She is sanctified by her believing parents, and her salvation rests at Calvary. As you said, time will tell. In the meantime, nurture her faith and pray for the Holy Spirit's work in her tiny life.