Saturday, February 9, 2013
"I Love You No Matter What" Free Children's Book Giveaway!
Have you ever considered your own connection to the prodigal son? Haven’t we all at some point in our lives run away from our loving Father because we “know” we can handle it or in search of something that we think will be better than what God has for? How wrong we were?! Our plans, thoughts and ideas, were weighed and found wanting in comparison to God’s plans. If we, as parents, only want what is best for our children, how much more amazing are God’s desires and plan for our lives. If we would only stop and listen to and follow Him! The Good News is He is always waiting and even searching for us, ready to gather us back into His loving arms. Sometimes there are still consequences to the actions we took, but His love is unconditional and eternal. Praise God!!
“’For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
Nor are your ways My ways,’ says the Lord.
‘For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
So are My ways higher than your ways,
And My thoughts than your thoughts.” (Is. 55:8-9, NKJV)
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” (Jer. 29:11, NKJV)
“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. Or what man is there among you who, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent? If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him! Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.” (Matt. 7:7-11, NKJV)
This month, in honor of Valentine’s Day and the everlasting love our father, I get to giveaway the delightful children’s book, "I Love You No Matter What" by J. Rutland. It is a lovely retelling for children of the story of the prodigal son. Grace was transfixed by the story of the Prince Chirpio’s journey away from home only to return repentant to his father, the King’s, loving arms. She loved the darling illustrations and sweet redemption story! I highly recommend this book for your children as way to present the gospel, obedience and love!
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The question I ask you all this week is "Do you have a favorite Valentine's Day memory or tradition?
One of my favorite memories/traditions involves my father. Every year on Valentine's Day (without fail), he got me a small box of chocolates and a rose or two. He always called me his sweetheart, and he wanted me to know that I was loved and special. Even in the those awkward teen years when I didn't always feel very pretty, I always knew how much my father and my Heavenly Father loved me! It is something that I will never forgot, Daddy, and pray that we can convey that same love to our precious children.
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