How to encourage your kids to be grateful

Encouraging children from an early age to be grateful and thank God is important. God teaches us in His word that we should always give thanks. That is part of our Christian life and worship to Him. www.hispurposeinme.org

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Encouraging children from an early age to be grateful and thank God is important. God teaches us in His word that we should always give thanks. That is part of our Christian life and worship to Him.

In these days I have been evaluating several books that we can use for this purpose. Involving children in reading is vital. The first book that our children should know is the Bible. The bible is inspired by God, useful for teaching on many topics. However, there are several books inspired by the Word of God with beautiful illustrations that our little ones can use. Below I will share with you at least 5 books that can be of great help to you.

These books can help you to teach and encourage your kids about thanks giving:

These books can be part of your library and you can use them at any time. Giving thanks to God and having a grateful heart is one of the best teachings we can give to our children. We must encourage them to be grateful all the time!

O give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; For His compassion and lovingkindness endure forever!Psalm 107:1

You can take the day OFF!

The Bible says in Genesis 2:2 that God rested once He completed his work.  We also are allowed to rest and take the day off!

The Bible says in Genesis 2:2 that God rested once He completed his work. We also are allowed to rest and take the day off!

And by the seventh day God completed His work which He had done, and He rested (ceased) on the seventh day from all His work which He had done.

The word “rest” means to cease work or movement in order to relax, refresh oneself, or recover strength. This means that resting is powerful and necessary for us! If God rested, why we can’t rest too? It’s a healthy habit that will help us to continue with our every day chores.

The bestselling author Robert Morris shares with us in his book “Take the Day Off” this truth and the benefits of it! How we can rest and how beneficial can be.

Reading this book has been of great benefit to me. Being able to understand the nature of rest and how God did so. This book is part of a study group on Facebook. During the month of November they will be studying this topic further.

God rested, you can do it too! Join the Faithwords Book Club! #Faithwords #TakeTheDayOff #RoberMorris

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Only You Can Be You – Book Review

Helping our children to embrace and celebrate the differences is a challenge, but it is possible! Today I want to share a brief review about a book that you would like very much. "Only You Can Be You" by Nathan and Sally Clarkson helps you to teach your kids that differences are good.

Helping our children to embrace and celebrate the differences is a challenge, but it is possible! Today I want to share a brief review about a book that you would like very much. “Only You Can Be You” by Nathan and Sally Clarkson helps you to teach your kids that differences are good.

“What makes you different makes you GREAT” it’s what says this book. Each page of the book gives you characteristics of different kids. Teaching that each kid is unique and special.

This book, beautifully illustrated by Tim Warnes, provides us with different scenarios in which children can relate. This book teaches that we are all different and that is very good because God created us that way.

If you want to learn more or buy this book you can visit this link: HERE!

Enter for a chance to win “Only You Can Be You” Children’s Book #OnlyYouCanBeYouBook #OnlyYouCanBeYou #SallyClarkson

Also you can enter for a chance to win this lovely book! Click the image below to enter! You will love it!

3 Ways you can use a Christmas printable

Christmas is around the corner! Yes, I know that I might be a little early this year, but hey the year is passing by really fast! – In a blink of an eye, we will be buying Christmas decorations and gifts for the family.

Jesus is always going to be the reason for season! This is how I called this beautiful bible journaling printable. Today, I want to share three ideas on how you can use it and get the best out of it!

3 ways you can use this bible journaling Christmas printable

  • Bible Journaling – Devotional Time: First thing, first! This newly added printable is intended for you to enjoy it in your devotional time. Prayer, Worship, Study of the Word and creativity with your bible.
  • To decorate the wrapping of your gifts: adding a little something to your gifts during this season can be nice. If you are like me, you will want to put something unique to your gifts.
  • Create a beautiful Christmas postcard: Postcards do not go out of style. And in the most beautiful season of the year we want to send letters to our loved ones. We can also include positive messages and send the message of salvation as well. The #snailmail is a revolution and we can be part of it decorating our envelopes or just sending some stickers or ephemera.

More tips!

  • Use this printable with card-stock or sticker paper!
  • Use this printable for Junk Journals
  • Decorate a Memory Dex Card with it!
This printable was made by hand (hand drawn)

This beautiful printable is available at His Purpose In Me Shop, where you can find more printables and accessories for your bible, planners and more!

Happy Bible Journaling Time or happy paper crafting!

Seeking God is a matter of the Heart

Seeking God is the wisest thing we can do in these times. The bible exhorts us to seek him with all our hearts. And those who really seek him with the heart are found of Him. The Bible says in Hebrews 11:6

But without faith it is impossible to [walk with God and] please Him, for whoever comes [near] to God must [necessarily] believe that God exists and that He rewards those who [earnestly and diligently] seek Him.

Seeking God is a matter of the heart. That much needed search begins in our hearts. That search must be of ALL heart as established in the bible. It means that it must be our PRIORITY. The word of God says in Deuteronomy 4:29:

But from there you will seek the Lord your God, and you will find Him if you search for Him with all your heart and all your soul.

That search, that desire to seek the face of God will lead you to great blessings for your life. Seeking God will:

  • lead you to life
  • lead you to forgiveness
  • lead you to all blessings
  • lead you to provision
  • lead you to protection
  • lead you to understanding and wisdom
  • lead you to renew your strength

What stops you from seeking God? Do you think God is not a priority in your life? You haven’t given God the place that really belongs to him? What would you do to look for him with all your heart and start living those abundant blessings that He has for you?

I assure you that when you put God as your priority your life will change!

Here is a Free Printable for you! A PDF Format 8.5 x 11 Sheet to set of goals or priorities. Download below!