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Teaching our children about God’s Word is one of the biggest ministries we share as Christian women and mothers. So, today, I’m honored to host THE Christina Fox of To Show Them Jesus as she reviews a valuable book for teaching your children how to interpret and apply God’s promises. Plus, Christina is giving away one copy to a lucky reader!
So, be sure to enter at the end of the post! UPDATE: Winner announced at the end of the post!
One morning recently, I awoke feeling a bit low and disappointed about circumstances in my life. The night before, I had prayed earnestly for God to give me gospel joy in spite of life’s disappointments. And answer that prayer, he did.
This summer during our morning devotions we’ve been studying the promises of God, and that morning we studied God’s promise to not withhold any good thing.
“For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor. No good thing does he withhold from those who walk uprightly.” Psalm 84:11
Reading the chapter with my kids was the answer to prayer that I needed. For it reminded me of this truth:
Since God gave the very best already, His most precious Son, He will give His children everything that is good for them. He will not withhold even one little thing. If there is something God does not give to a believer in Jesus, it is because that things is not good for him or is not right for him at that time.” (from God’s Promises by Sally Michael)
As I talked with the kids about God’s promises and his faithfulness, I was also reminded of God’s faithfulness in my life. (I love how God works!) I shared with them times in my life where God provided just what I needed, when I needed it. I even shared the story of how we did our wedding on an extreme budget and how so many people helped us put it all together. Reading about this promise reminded me that God’s timing is perfect and his ways are always good.
As we’ve studied the promises of God, we’ve written them down and put them in our promises box. That morning, the kids and I wrote a list of the ways God has provided for us as a family.
“Mom, if we were to list all the ways God has provided, it would be too much to count!” one of my kids announced.
“Yeah, like as high as googol or infinity” added the other.
The book we are using is called God’s Promises (Children Desiring God). Each chapter describes a different promise God has made in Scripture and uses a story from the Bible to describe that promise.
For example, we read the promise that God is slow to anger and learned about how he was gracious to Nineveh (and even to Jonah) in the book of Jonah. Another chapter described God’s promise to be our strength in weakness and told the story of how he used Moses to deliver the Israelites, despite his weaknesses.
At the end of each chapter are discussion questions and even activities to reinforce learning. This is our second book we’ve used by Sally Michael. We have really enjoyed her devotionals and highly recommend them.
I love it so much that I want to give away a copy! UPDATE: CONTEST CLOSED – CONGRATS TO THE WINNER Kristen T!
Christina Fox is a homeschooling mom, licensed mental health counselor, and writer. She lives in sunny south Florida with her husband of sixteen years and their two boys. You can find her sharing her faith journey at www.toshowthemjesus.com.