"Growing With Jesus - Devotional" is a wonderful devotional book for children!
I have purchased several devotionals for my now 5 (almost 6) year old daughter and
must say this one is a gem. Even Mom and Dad love this book, and we never fail to
ALL get something out of the devotional and scripture each night. The book has 100 devotionals which consist of a bible verse, thoughts to grow on (where the author expounds on the verse in a wonderful way that children can relate to based on things in their own day to day lives), a thought/challenge for the day, and
my amazing world - an interesting fact about many things from our bodies to the world around us. One of my favorites of the devotionals is when the author, Andy Holmes, elaborates on the bible verse "Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled." Matthew 5:6. Holmes talks about hearing your tummy growl and how that was your body's way of saying it needed food, and also being very thirsty. He relates that to God wanting you to be hungry for him and thirsty for him, and how God is food for your spirit and living water for your soul. He ends with a prayer to say aloud: "Dear God, Teach me to be hungry for you. Teach me to be thirsty for your Word. Thank you, Lord. Amen" Imagine my overflowing heart, when after reading that my daughter prayed that, and continues praying that some 2 months later, and 3 weeks ago asked Jesus into her heart. God works through many ways to speak to us (and our children), through His word and through wonderful Godly teaching of His word. Thank you, Mr. Holmes for writing this book for children, and being usable by the Father to help parents teach children God's word and Godliness in our childrens' lives. I pray that you will write another devotional for older girls! :)
NOTE: Another wonderful devotional is "The Jesus Storybook Bible" - Sally Lloyd Jones. Try them both! - L. Edwards