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

You are invited to join and participate in this group. It will be a blessing to you. Please request to join HERE! This is a FREE group!

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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!

Developing the habit of spending time with God – Giveaway

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Promoting communication with God in children is extremely important. Children should learn from childhood about the word of God, prayer and who they are in God.

Today I want to share with you about a book that can help us parents on this topic. Especially with the girls. This book is titled “I am Brave” by Tommy Nelson. It is one of the books in a series.

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The book addresses the issue of courage, faith, hope among other themes personified by 5 girls.  These girls share their experiences in these topics.  This book gives to all the girls an interactive experience and a help to develop a relationship with God.

“I Am Brave”  includes journaling prompts, devotions, and lots of great questions to help girls learn more about who God is and who they are.

Developing the habit of spending time with God in children is important. We as parents must do our part! #IAmBraveDevotional #TommyNelson

I Am Brave will help your own young reader speak up for truth, stand up for faith and live out the real meaning of godly bravery.  If you want to know more or buy this amazing book you can do it HERE!

Also, you can enter for a chance to win a book in a giveaway! Click the image below to enter:

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Giving Thanks to God

Thanking God for all his goodness with us is an expression of the grateful heart. Giving thanks to God changes all things, changes us inside and transforms our outer atmosphere.

Thanking God for all his goodness with us is an expression of the grateful heart. Giving thanks to God changes all things, changes us inside and transforms our outer atmosphere.

The Bible says in Psalm 100:4

Enter His gates with a song of thanksgiving
And His courts with praise.
Be thankful to Him, bless and praise His name.

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The Bible urges us to thank God at all times. We must always enter his presence by thanking him.

There are two things that denote our thanksgiving. First, we manifest our total dependence on God. Second, we express our gratitude to Him for his works in our lives.

Giving thanks is a way to praise God. And according to the Word of God we can do it in many ways. How we can do it?

  • Signing
  • Praying
  • Giving to others
  • In all circumstances
  • With our brothers and sister in the faith

Why are you grateful today? What reasons do you have to thank God, not in a given season, but at all times?

May our hearts, thoughts and actions always manifest the gratitude we have for God and his wonderful works.

If you practice bible journaling or are you thinking of starting in the bible journaling you can download this printable totally free. HERE!!!