Teaching children about God is important!
Children are curious creatures. They don’t just believe what you tell them, they want to know the who, what, when, where, and why. That is why I believe it is very important that we teach them about God when they are young. Just telling them to believe in God, and all will be good, is not enough. We have a responsibility to teach them why believing and trusting in God is so important. They have to begin to learn the stories in the bible so that they understand why giving their life to God is the only hope for salvation. This is why teaching children about God early in their life is important.
When I wanted to start teaching my children about God but I didn’t even know where to start. I was just learning about God myself and I felt that even though the stories in the bible were great lessons for them to learn, they were too violent and difficult for a 5 and 2-year-old to understand. I talked to a great friend and mentor about this and she later surprised me with a great book that I use to teach my children. She gave me a book called “Jesus Calling Bible Storybook” and I have to tell you my kids can’t get enough. They love hearing the stories from the bible and I am happy that they are beginning to understand the power of God.
Teaching children about God can be easy if you have the right tools.
This Book takes all the stories from the Old Testament and New Testament and simplifies them for kids to understand. The illustrations in the book are so beautiful it just makes the stories even more wonderful as we are reading the book.
There are many other similar books out there that you can use to teach your kids and I really do hope that choose to start teaching them early. When I was a kid I remember wanting answers and when I would ask questions they wouldn’t get answered. That is on of the main reasons that I rebelled and stopped believing in God for a large part of my life. I couldn’t possibly believe in something that I didn’t understand.
I will make sure that doesn’t happen to my kids. I want them to know and understand the whole story and if they ever have any questions I want to be able to answer them.
The book I have is a detailed version but if you want something even easier to get your little ones started I suggest “Jesus Calling For Little Ones” this book has is written in a way that little ones could feel Jesus love through the pages. This is a great book for children to start understanding Gods love!
I love this author’s work she has a way to explain the love of God to children in a way they could understand. This book is full of beautiful verses in simple language while teaching the children the lessons of the bible.
Deuteronomy 6:5-9 Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. Take to heart these words that I give you today. Repeat them to your children. Talk about them when you’re at home or away, when you lie down or get up. Write them down, and tie them around your wrist, and wear them as headbands as a reminder. Write them on the door-frames of your houses and on your gates.