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
Changes comes to us when we open our hearts to learn and acquire knowledge. The bible says that we must renew our hearts, our thoughts and our actions in the spirit. When something is changed in our hearts, everything else in us will be impacted by that change too. New things start to happens, new thoughts, new actions, a new you start to emerge. That is the result of a life committed to serve God and that pursues Him in prayer and studying the Word.
And do not be conformed to this world [any longer with its superficial values and customs], but be transformed and progressively changed [as you mature spiritually] by the renewing of your mind [focusing on godly values and ethical attitudes], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His plan and purpose for you].
Romans 12:2 (AMP)
Here is 5 Bible Studies I have worked during the last year that will help you in your spiritual life. Hoping these studies to bring change to your life.
Bible Study about Love
This study involves bible verses about love. Love as the main topic of the Bible and the Gospel. You will go deep with 10 bible verses in this short study. Get it HERE!
Freedom Bible Study
When It comes to freedom and being free in the Lord, this bible study will help you discover the freedom to were called to experience and live. Get it HERE!
Mourning into Dancing Study
This study made a mark in my personal life. God changed my sadness, my mourning into happiness and dance in His presence. If God changed that in me, He can do it in you too! Get it HERE and start dancing!
Joy of Christmas Study
Christmas is a great season to study the bible. The real reason of the season is Jesus. But, you can study about this topic anytime of the year. Going deep and discovering the true joy that comes from God has no time. Sit, relax and let God do the work in you while you study these bible verses. Get this study HERE!
Giving Thanks Bible Study
Giving thanks and praising God should be part of life study of worship to Him. I know you have many things to be thankful for. Your life, your health, your family, freedom, salvation… you name it! Get this amazing study HERE!
Enter His gates with a song of thanksgiving And His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, bless and praise His name. Psalm 100:4
I hope each bible study brings changes in every area in your life. You can study them, weekly, monthly, alone or with your family and friends. They make a perfect bible study for bible journaling too. There are no limits when studying the Word of God.
Anxiety is a feeling and it’s very common in our nature. However, anxiety can be dangerous if it’s not treated correctly. There are many options in the world like psychologist or psychiatrists many people look for help. Looking for help is the right thing to do, but we must seek guidance and help in the word of God. In the bible and in our relationship with God we can find the solution to this problem. Let’s learn a little about how to replace anxiety with peace.
The word of God says in Philipians 4:6
Do not be anxious or worried about ANYTHING,
Anxiety is the equivalent of not trusting God. And in this verse we are called to not be worried about any thing. Nothing should be worrying us. Now, all the circumstances around us can lead us to that state if we don’t take care of it. When Paul says “anything” he means nothing without restrictions, no possibilities, no spaces, NOTHING!
Then, how we can replace or exchange the anxiety that invades us sometimes with a state of peace? The bible says that it is possible and give us a way. Philippians 4:6 says again:
Do not be anxious or worried about anything, but in everything [every circumstance and situation] by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, continue to make your [specific] requests known to God.
PHILIPPIANS 4:6 AMP
How we do it?
We come to presence of God with prayer (that is our way of communicating with God, vital part of our relationship with Him). We express our petitions accompanied of thanksgiving (that is our way of asking God for His will to be done in us). Then, we make our requests known to God in a specific way.
All of this is part of an active life of prayer, we speak… We express… We make requests… We give thanks. This provides to us an outlet for anxiety. We liberated ourselves, we left the heavy burden that from the beginning we should not have carried. And instead of this, we receive peace that surpasses everything. Even if you are in the middle of the storm.
And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7
May this be a way for all us who are in Christ to replace anxiety with the marvelous peace that ONLY God gives us.
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