God longs to be in intimate relationship with people, including children. The relationship of a shepherd with his sheep is unique, personal and tender. This is how God desires to relate to us. He longs to show compassion, give what is best, guide, and protect.
Children naturally depend on others. Their hearts quickly respond with love and attachment towards those who care for them and love them well. What better time of life to help them establish this same love and affection for God, their good shepherd, than while they are still young?
The daily and weekly activities in this devotional are designed to help children interact personally with God and learn to follow their good shepherd.
God is My Shepherd! teaches children to follow their good shepherd as they:
- Are assured of God’s constant presence
- See God as their protector, provider, and guide
- Imagine God as their good shepherd
- Trust God with their heart
- Rest in God’s tender care
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)