While God relates to us in many ways (Father, King, Lord, etc), the focus of this booklet is on God as Friend. Children today need to have a relationship with someone who truly loves them, sees them, delights in them, loves to talk to them and listens to them. The foundation of a personal friendship with the God of the universe will then enable children to relate to God in other ways as well.
This booklet is a great one for children who are new Christians. The content here will help them be assured of God’s permanent relationship with them and love for them. It will also help them to begin talking and listening to God. Because of its focus on relationship, the content will also be helpful to children who have been Christians but are ready to grow in their intimacy with Jesus. What an invaluable foundation to lay in their young lives!
God is My Friend! teaches children how to develop an intimate relationship with God as they:
- Talk to God with simple words from their heart
- Enjoy time together with God
- Imagine God’s word in action
- Listen for God’s voice
- Trust God, their always and forever friend!
This 4-week devotional includes daily activities to engage the child in the content and a final activity to help the child engage personally with God.
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
Reading Level: 3rd Grade (Suggested Ages: 7-11 years old, or younger with adult help)