This week I’m sharing excerpts from my new book, I AM Devotional: 100 Devotions About the Names of God, which releases in just six days!
From “You Are Loved,” about our Creator God, Elohim:
Sometimes when things don’t go right, you might feel small–like you are just a kid and don’t matter. But you always matter to God. You always have, and you always will. God is your Creator. He made you, He cares about you, and He sent Jesus to save you. That’s how much you matter. That’s how much you are loved!
From “Nothing Too Hard,” about God All-Powerful:
Did you know that:
If you could drive to the sun at 65 miles per hour, it would take you 163 years to get there?
Our galaxy, the Milky Way, contains more than 100 billion stars?
There could be as many galaxies in the universe as there are stars in the Milky Way?
God created the universe, and it is HUGE. God can do anything, even things that seem impossible to us!
From “Good News for Everyone,” about Jesus, the Prince of Peace:
Are there refugees in your community? Kids on your street who don’t speak your language? Kids with disabilities at your school? Do you have friends who are different from you in some way, or do you think kids who are different are outsiders?
Do you sometimes feel like an outsider yourself?
The shepherds on the hills near Bethlehem were outsiders. Shepherds got dirty, shaggy, and smelly. They weren’t allowed to worship God at the temple like everyone else; they had to stay with their sheep. Shepherds definitely were considered outsiders–people who didn’t matter very much.
But that’s not what God thought about them!
From “Put Off and Put On,” about Jesus, The Resurrection and The Life:
When a new season begins, your mom or dad might have you try on all your clothes from the year before to see what still fits. It can take a while to put everything on and take it off again.
Did you know the Bible tells us to put things on and off, just like clothes? God tells us to put off our sins and bad habits and to put on good attitudes and actions instead. When Jesus is our Savior, He gives us a new forever life–and it starts right now! But we still need to grow. We still need to learn how to live as new people who follow Jesus.
Next week, I’ll announce a special giveaway to celebrate release day, June 6. Be sure to enter!