God’s Attributes

Christians are preparing to celebrate God coming to earth during the month of December. This month we will focus on His attributes. Isaiah 9:6 tells us He is a mighty God. He is a powerful God, someone with strength. Remember that this week as you encounter problems. God is mighty.

Book of the Month

How To Raise God Wise Kids In A Satan Rich World

In a world that can seem hopeless, kids need a reason to hope. In addition to teaching our children how to get into college, play sports and chase the American Dream, there is something greater to be learned. He created the universe with stars and planets, yet the desire of His heart was to reconcile with people whom He loved. In this devotional, the author shares ideas of how to help your children have a personal relationship with God. Through scripture, art and stories, she shared the opportunities she had to teach her own child to get to know God.

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Sample Chapter

Pick Your Village

And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

Hebrews 10:24-25

Society brags about self-made men who climb to the top. It leads you to believe that they did it by themselves. It reinforces the desire to be independent and not ask for help. People who need help are often thought of as weak.

As a single parent this was one of the easiest lessons. I knew I couldn’t raise a child on my own. I knew I was going to need help. God brought people into my life who would shape my daughter’s life. He does this for everyone because He believes in community. He understands the importance of this.

I can’t remember all of the names or all of the deeds, but I remember a kindergarten teacher who took my daughter home after school because I couldn’t get off work in time. I remember a group of friends who fixed up the house when we had no other means.

There have literally been hundreds people in our lives over the years. The beautiful thing was watching which people stick. Watching my daughter grow into a beautiful young woman with pieces of each person who poured into her life like a mosaic.

Not every person has been a good influence. However, I used those as teaching moments to say that not every person who comes into your life is there for your good. God will use it for good, but those people won’t.

Parents allow the person or persons God appoints to step in when you are just too tired. He knows we need an extra hand. He will send heroes to help guide their hearts because He has an interest in how the children turn out.

You will pick some, God will pick some. Don’t sweat it, just pray.

Pray that the Lord will give you people who will pray over your child, and always direct them towards God. He is a friend.

Pick Your Village

The people who surround your life will determine what type of life you have. They will decide if your life is full of joy or focused on what you don’t have. So pick your village carefully.

When I say village I mean your friends, family members you hang with, where you work and what you do. All of this determines your quality of life.

I have great family and friends because of how we chose to have a relationship. We set healthy boundaries. This doesn’t mean our lives are perfect. It just means we have our own definition of good.

Book of the Month

How To Raise God Wise Kids In A Satan Rich World

In a world that can seem hopeless, kids need a reason to hope. In addition to teaching our children how to get into college, play sports and chase the American Dream, there is something greater to be learned. He created the universe with stars and planets, yet the desire of His heart was to reconcile with people whom He loved. In this devotional, the author shares ideas of how to help your children have a personal relationship with God. Through scripture, art and stories, she shared the opportunities she had to teach her own child to get to know God.

Available on Amazon or Books2Read.com

Study Daily

I am guilty of it. Sometimes I save up all the questions to handle them on one day of the week. But I cheat myself when I do that because God has something to say to me everyday. I miss out.

Study God’s word daily. He has something to day to you. Listen. I mean knows how everything ends.

Book of the Month

How to Raise God Wise Kids in a Satan Rich World

In a world that can seem hopeless, kids need a reason to hope. In addition to teaching our children how to get into college, play sports and chase the American Dream, there is something greater to be learned. He created the universe with stars and planets, yet the desire of His heart was to reconcile with people whom He loved. In this devotional, the author shares ideas of how to help your children have a personal relationship with God. Through scripture, art and stories, she shared the opportunities she had to teach her own child to get to know God.

Available on Amazon or Books2Read.com

Sample Chapter

Pray continually.

1 Thessalonians 5:17

In today’s culture, the world wants everyone to believe what they tell you, not what they do. They insist that you believe an ideology versus the truth. That you choose their words over Jesus’word.

I was 28 years old before I learned that God talks back. Many think of prayer as a one way conversation, but it is a communication tool to reach the Creator of the Universe. Since then I have learned that He is concerned about all of the minute details of my life. If I ask Him, He will tell me. If I do not ask, He will allow me to find out on my own.

I like it much better when I ask and He responds.

There have been conversations that went like, “Why didn’t you tell me that was going to happen?”

“You didn’t ask,” He responded.

“Really, you couldn’t have just butted in?”

“Nope, not my style,” He stated.

Teach them that prayer is a daily habit. Just like they talk to you their parent every day, they should make time to talk to God every day. Help them carve time out of their day to pray. Teach them to journal their prayer requests so that they can see how God has answered their prayers.

Teach them how to pray. First, praise God for who He is. He is a provider and all-knowing for example. Second, thank Him for all He has done. He has given them a place to live and food to eat. Third, confess their sins and ask for forgiveness. Remind them that we have to confess our sins for them to be forgiven. Fourth, pray for others, like their parents, friends, teachers, etc. Fifth and finally, pray for themselves. Tell them to ask God to help them accomplish their goals or fix some issue they are struggling with.

Teach your child that prayer is the best option.

When they come to you with a problem, say, “Let’s take this to someone who can answer it.”

Stop and pray right then. Trust God to answer because He does. If they see you doing it with your problems, they will do it with theirs. This is the habit you want to create.

This is not going to be easy because our first habit is to fix it ourselves. If we fix all of our kid’s problems, they never get to flex their own faith muscles. It is important that they learn at a young age to have faith in God. He will never let them down. Sometimes we will let them down, but He never will.

Make Prayer your first go to instead of your last resort. Make it a habit to pray all the time. Teach your children how to pray. He hears.