Bible-centred daily devotional book for young children to connect for the first time with their creator. God and Me aims to help children find out all about God: what he is like, how he cares for them, and how he wants them to live in his world. Familiar situations and everyday experiences encourage the child to think about Christian values. Each day includes a Bible reference for a story or passage linked to that days topic, and a prayer or prayer idea to help the child develop their relationship with God. God and Me is based on the biblical teaching that God is our creator and provider, and that he is loving, giving, and just. The Christian values that the child explores through the book are those outlined in Jesus teaching in Matthew 57, and in Pauls letters to the Galatians and the Colossians. Jesus calls us to be (Matthew 57): meek, merciful, looking for God, pure, peacemakers, loving all people even our enemies, generous, trusting (not worrying, for God provides), humble (not judging), persevering. The Holy Spirit works Gods nature in us (Galatians 5) and the fruits are: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Living as Gods people (Colossians 3) we need: compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, patience, to bear with each other and forgive each other.
Boshoff, Penny, (Author)
Authentic Media (2013), Edition: Revised edition, 308 pages