God longs for people to experience unconditional acceptance and constant love. He is a loving Father who made each child and admires each one individually and uniquely. A father’s love is intended to provide security, protection, welcome, and direction for his children. And God planned from the beginning to be this kind of Father.
Children without good fathers have, at best, a void of understanding as to what it means to be a good father. At worst, their associations with a father include anger, fear, shame, severity, distance or apathy. These children can feel the special significance of being adopted into God’s family. They can replace faulty perceptions of what a father is with the truth of who God their Father promises to be.
Children who have good earthly fathers can learn how to relate to God in many of the same ways they already relate to their earthly father. This will help them understand God better and grow closer to Him.
The daily and weekly activities in this devotional are designed to help children understand how a good father relates to a child, and in turn, how God desires to relate to them.
Daily Topics include:
- A Father by Adoption
- A Father for Everyone
- A Father of Many
- A Father Who Forgives (Prodigal Son Parable)
- A Father Who Welcomes (Prodigal Son Parable)
- A Father Who Shows Compassion (Prodigal Son Parable)
- My Father Admires Me
- My Father Directs Me
- My Father is For Me
- Jesus’ Relationship with God (a close, loving relationship)
- My Relationship with God (source of my identity)
God is My Father! helps children experience the Father and child relationship as God intended.
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“I have served in full-time children’s ministry for 13 years and this is by far the best devotional book I have ever seen for this age group! This devotional (God is My Shepherd!) goes much deeper than most and uses creative activities and carefully worded text to not just explain Scripture, but also help children discover how it applies to their own lives.”
Reading Level: 3rd Grade
Suggested Age Group: 7-11 years old (or younger with adult help)
Bonus Leader’s Guide also available!
This guide prepares you for a 10-15-minute weekly conversation with the child. The emphasis is to provide support and encouragement as the child pursues a personal relationship with God. Each weekly guide includes prompts for:
- Understanding the Content
- Asking a Question
- Telling a Personal Story
- Praying Over the Child