Thank you for choosing to read this!
Parents, you are the most important person in your child’s life. You are the foundation; the model God created for your child to imitate. Is God’s Word important to you? Then it will be important to your child.
You play an important role in the life of a child!
Teachers, we know that when children enter school, sometimes parents take a back seat to being the “last word.” Once in a while our sons would come home and say, “Well, Teacher said….…..”
As a Christian educator your role is huge! If God’s Word is important to you, it’s likely going to be important to your students. Just this week I had a former student from 16 years ago text me a photo of herself and me in our classroom. Below it was this caption: “You were the best! Your faith showed through in all you did!” I only share that to boast in the Lord! Please hear my heart. What an opportunity, privilege, (and obligation) you have as a Christian teacher! And some of you are parent AND teacher! YAY!
So, parents and teachers, have fun with these devotions!
Read them in a fun, creative way!
They are short enough to be able to remember the true treasure and put it in your own words!
Dig deep in to the back of the book to read the supporting Bible verses.
Please, oh please do not skip this part!
Hungry as a bear.
Quiet as a mouse.
You’re acting like a bunch of monkeys.
Butterflies in the tummy.
That blew me away.
Two peas in a pod.
You light up my life.
Obviously, we talk funny sometimes. We make these fun comparisons in order to get our point across! Metaphors are a wonderful language tool to make a difficult concept clearer; to make a tough situation feel a bit lighter.
When Jesus walked this earth, He daily saw useful clay pots, numerous sheep with their shepherds, olive trees, tasty food, wild and domesticated animals, Roman soldiers, etc. etc.
The Bible writers were inspired by the Holy Spirit to write! God wanted His Word practical! God wanted all people to know how best to live as a Christ-follower! He wanted them to know what it takes to arrive in His heaven! How should we treat people? How do we protect ourselves from Satan who definitely wants to keep us guessing and doubtful? How should we act with our money, our time, our talents and gifts? How do we handle difficult or tragic events that occur in our lives?
We serve a very practical God! He knows us the best, so why wouldn’t He too put language in the Bible that makes His character and His plan of salvation crystal clear?
Thanks for reading!