And all thy children shall be taught of the Lord; and great shall be the peace of thy children. Isaiah 54:13 KJV

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Boys vs. Girls

I told you all about God's Promises for Girls here (check out the giveaway happening until 1/19!). You didn't think I'd leave out the boys did you? God's Promises for Boys by Jack Countryman and Amy Parker is just as great! If you have children of both genders you know how vastly different they can be. Speedy can make a weapon out of ANYTHING! It really is amazing. His natural athletic ability shines through when he starts sports that his sister has been playing of years. Her talkative nature and desire to beautify everything is a sharp contrast to his desire to explore every invention and constantly wrestle with his buddies. Girls are girls, boys are boys. It comes not from our influence over them but from the very nature God bestowed upon them.



So where God's Promises for Girls reminds Apple of her position as a princess to the Lord, God's Promises for Boys appeals to a young boy's need for respect. Boys become men, leaders of the family. I am thankful that the book of promises balances the emphasis on boys as leaders with the emphasis of God as their leaders. It would be too overwhelming for my 5 year old to only see what God expects of him without seeing what God promises to be for him. So one reading lets them know they are to be fishers of men but a few passages later tell them "Jesus, your Lord, leads the way!" I can't wait until Speedy can read all of these on his own but until then we will sit down together and I will help him read through them. The short 2 page passages begin with a promise and are followed with 3-4 verses from the Bible (ICB version) to back up the promises. See a special preview here.

In this age when our children are constantly pelted with a call to immoral behavior, I'm so thankful for books like these to remind them of our true purpose. We strive as a family to serve the Lord through church attendance, home school, and our daily lives. We live our lives not just as believers but as seekers. We seek deeper relationships with the Lord and we seek new ways to serve Him. What do you do to be a seeker? Tommy Nelson wants to help one family by providing a free copy of God's Promises for Boys! Fill out the easy Rafflecopter below for your chance to win.

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3 comments:

  1. If you abide in me and I abide in you, ASK and it will be given. This is constantly at the forefront of my life in everything I do!

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  2. What is one of God's promises that you regularly pray over your child? They are destined for greatness, they have a purpose, they are a leader of leaders...
    What is your daughter's definition of a promise?
    For my kids: it is thought of, and once said it will happen...
    What is one of God's promises that you need to be reminded of on a constant basis? I have a purpose(jer29:11), I am loved. To be reminded of the hope I have in Christ, and the freedom He promises for my children, and my children's children.

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  3. I pray for God to keep his hand over my children for safety. Every time I leave them at school, I say this prayer.

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