Developing the habit of spending time with God – Giveaway

the habit of spending time with God

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!

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When God calls you to His presence

Have you ever felt how God calls you to be in His presence? That moment when you have to let everything you are doing and run to God? The presence of God is with those who calls upon Him, with those who seek Him. His presence is in us, with us and around us. But, there are moments that He only wants from us to give all the attention to Him. That is when God calls you to His presence.

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Have you ever felt how God calls you to be in His presence? That moment when you have to let everything you are doing and run to God?

The presence of God is with those who calls upon Him, with those who seek Him. His presence is in us, with us and around us. But, there are moments that He only wants from us to give all the attention to Him. That is when God calls you to His presence.

In the book of Exodus, we know story of Moses (Exodus 3). The one who was called by God to make his people free from slavery. That was a great commission or task that started in the presence of God. Let’s see!

Now Moses was keeping the flock of Jethro his father in law, the priest of Midian; and he led his flock to the west side of the wilderness and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. (AMP)

Moses was first working for his father in law, keeping the flock, leading the flock… then something amazing happened to him.

The Angel of the Lord appeared to him in a blazing flame of fire from the midst of a bush; and he looked, and behold, the bush was on fire, yet is was not consumed. (AMP)


The Lord appeared to him as fire! God caught his attention in such a way that he had to stop what he was doing to focus all his attention on the presence of God. Sometimes God must do something similar with us. Because we are consumed with so many things, that sometimes we forget to go to the Father who certainly wait for us.

Immediately Moses said and acted quickly:

I must turn away [from the flock] to look, God called to him from the midst of the bush and said, “Moses, Moses!”. And he said, “Here I am”. (AMP)


What teaching do we get from this encounter of God with Moses?

God is the one who calls us, gives us purpose, enables us to fulfill the call. All this in His presence. We cannot achieve it, by having multiples tasks and leaving aside the presence of God when He calls us to be alone with Him.


When you know and you feel that God is calling you, say to Him “HERE I AM”.

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Put your plans in God’s hands

Most of us tend to make plans in the beginning of the year, and that is good. But some people just let God out of their plans. We start planning every month, expectantly waiting that every goal could be achieved as planned. Our God is one of planning and He makes the bests plans. Why not take the first step this of putting all of our planning in God's hands instead? We are starting the year and we still have time to do it.

Most of us tend to make plans in the beginning of the year, and that is good. But some people just let God out of their plans. We start planning every month, expectantly waiting that every goal could be achieved as planned. Our God is one of planning and He makes the bests plans. Why not take the first step this of putting all of our planning in God’s hands instead? We are starting the year and we still have time to do it.

How we can put our plans in God’s hands?

  • Praying: presenting in prayer every plan or goal we have in mind is the best way to do it. Asking for His will to be manifested in them. Even, asking for His approval.
  • Guided by the Word: we have the best book full with wisdom, where God speak, teaches and guide us in every detail of our lives.

There are plenty of bible verses that give us confidence about this practice:

  • May He grant you your heart’s desire And fulfill all your plans.
    PSALM 20:4 AMP
  • ~‘For I know the plans and thoughts that I have for you,’ says the Lord , ‘plans for peace and well-being and not for disaster to give you a future and a hope.
    JEREMIAH 29:11 AMP
  • A man’s mind plans his way [as he journeys through life], But the Lord directs his steps and establishes them.
    PROVERBS 16:9 AMP

Are you letting good take control of each one of your plans this year?

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5 Bible Verses on Hope to start your year

The bible says that Abraham was the father of the faith and that he

The bible says that Abraham was the father of the faith and that he “believed hope against hope”. For some people the year 2018 was full of accomplishments. For others it was a year of continually keep hoping for the promises of God to be materialized in their lives.

In hope against hope Abraham believed that he would become a father of many nations, as he had been promised [by God]: “S o [numberless] shall your descendants be .”
ROMANS 4:18 AMP

The good thing is that God gave us a new year, a new time to keep believing in His promises like Abraham did “hope against hope”. As the Word of God says that he accomplished the promise. Here there are, 5 bible verses on Hope that will guide you and me this new year to keep believing.

5 bible verses on Hope to start your year:

  • For I know the plans and thoughts that I have for you,’ says the Lord , ‘plans for peace and well-being and not for disaster to give you a future and a hope.
    JEREMIAH 29:11 AMP
  • Such hope [in God’s promises] never disappoints us, because God’s love has been abundantly poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
    ROMANS 5:5 AMP
  • May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing [through the experience of your faith] that by the power of the Holy Spirit you will abound in hope and overflow with confidence in His promises.
    ROMANS 15:13 AMP
  • But as for me, I will wait and hope continually, And will praise You yet more and more.
    PSALM 71:14 AMP
  • I wait [patiently] for the Lord , my soul [expectantly] waits, And in His word do I hope.
    PSALM 130:5 AMP

We can rest, hope and wait expectantly in God’s promises because he never fails or lie. He has good plans for us, He never disappoint us! Put this new year in God’s hands, believe and He will do.

How To Replace Fear With Faith In Your Life

The word says in Hebrews 11:6 that without faith it is impossible to please God. Many times we face daily situations that cause us fear. We have all experienced fear. However, the word tells us that perfect love casts out fear. So we have a way to replace fear with faith. A faith that pleases God. Let’s walk this journey!

How to replace fear with faith in your life

How to replace fear with faith in your life

Las week I started reading a book called “Women Who Move Mountains” by Sue Detweiler. An excellent book, which while reading it, it was confronting my inner being. Many questions began to emerge from me about my faith, my fears, and where my confidence in the difficult moments was really grounded.

In one of the chapters she shares that whenever we make the decision to trust God fully, it is when we change or replace our fear with faith.  Not only in some moment or situations, but everyday!

The Dictionary of Bible Themes defines faith as:

A constant outlook of trust towards God, whereby human beings abandon all reliance on their own efforts and put their full confidence in him, his word and his promises.

Our moments of greatest fear may be the opportunities for God to manifest His power and His glory in us and for our faith to be strengthened and to take root in God alone. We can not overcome fear if we trust in ourselves or in man. We can only replace fear by relying fully on God’s promises, provision, and care for us.

Praying is a key for replacing fear with faith

Each time you feel fear in a situation, pray to God confidently knowing that He will give you a solution to your problem. But you must trust in his provision. Remember that God has full knowledge of your past, present and future and knows what is best for you. In this way we can place our trust in the one who knows everything about us and sees the path we are going to follow first than ourselves.

Are you prepared today to replace your fear for faith? What situation should you put today in prayer before God? Are you walking in faith? 

I will walk in faith printable

Today there is a free printable for you! A beautiful reminder to walk in faith everyday as declaration of your trust in God.  This printable is in PDF format in 8 x 10 size, perfect for your war room or your favorite room! – Enjoy it!

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