The moment of salvation
After posting about Jo & Jesus I feel compelled to expand on a few things. I believe that when you invite Jesus into your heart, from then on he is with you while you're alive and also after you die. I recognize that my sweet daughter is impressionable, and wants to do what I do & be like her momma. So did she ask Jesus to live in her heart because I proposed the idea, or of her own accord? I don't really know, but Jesus does. And I believe that he is crystal clear on the moment of salvation, when a person willingly, intentionally, and honestly asks Him to dwell in them. So while I'd like the peace of mind of knowing with 100% certainty that my daughter has the holy spirit flowing through her tiny soul, I recognize that I can only be assured of my own salvation. I will say, though, that kids sometimes have a profound clarity on things we stumble over as adults. So perhaps Jo's sweet little prayer was as matter of fact for her as it seemed. It blessed me to witness.