Puritan Board Freshman
I grew up in an "ask Jesus into your heart" atmosphere, where Jesus stood outside the door of your heart, waiting for you to "let Him come in." Now that I've seen the light and realize He'll "come in" when he gets good and ready, how should I explain the concept of salvation to my 9-year-old? I'm trying to steer clear of using "decisional" terminology, but since she's already heard some of it from her grandmother, I can tell she's wondering about all this "asking" business. We pray for the salvation of her and her brother and sister, but I'm not quite sure how to explain the process to her before the fact. Am I making sense at all? I find myself telling her - in so many words - to wait around until the Lord changes her heart. It doesn't seem quite right, though. Is this just a matter of me not knowing the correct terminology to use with her?