Not sure what to send to your sponsored child? How about a devotional to inspire and encourage them to live Godly lives following in the footsteps of Jesus. Send a whole page or just a snippet. Make it a little more personal by including a few words of why you chose it for them or how it has impacted you. Here are some cool ideas to get you started…
DEVOTIONALS FOR TEENS / OLDER CHILDREN / ADULTS
My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers. This daily devotional is for anyone who is serious about following Jesus. It’s excellent, challenging, and thought provoking for older children and adults. It always reminds me, with a smile, of the part of the Bayeux Tapestry where Bishop Odo ‘comforts’ the reluctant troops… with a big stick! (See ‘Bishop Odo, holding a stick, confortant the boys’.) My own mentor, who lived to the grand old age of 94 before heading off to party in Heaven, used to read this every day. She was the most Godly person I’ve ever known.
Streams in the Desert by Mrs LB Cowman / Mrs Charles E. Cowman. This daily devotional is also excellent for older children and adults. A comforting, gentle arm around the shoulder for tough times. This is another classic my beloved mentor used – and that is how she treated others. The cattle prod for herself. The comforting arm for others… wow, I still miss her! ;(
Charles Stanley (intouch.org) Daily devotional filled with Godly wisdom
King’s Highway include an encouraging snippet of Godly inspiration and insight from Nancy Missler; if you or your child are going through a rough time, you will find comfort here
Standing Strong through the Storm (Open Doors) fabulous and inspiring devotionals from the persecuted church.
Greg Laurie excellent, challenging, fun, thought provoking daily devotional for older children and adults.
FCA Resources devotionals by – and for – Christian athletes about great character qualities like courage, integrity, perseverance, etc – fabulous for boys or girls; as well as heaps of other great resources
Answers in Genesis devotionals for kids with Bible verses to read and worksheets where kids can fill in their answers; free printable
Answers in Genesis devotionals reinforcing the Biblical authority of God’s word
Days of Praise (icr.org) daily devotionals for older children and adults
Blue Letter Bible daily devotionals from: Daily Promises; Day By Day By Grace; Spurgeon;
You Devotion – classic daily devotionals – Streams in the Desert – Mrs. Charles Cowman; Morning and Evening – Charles Spurgeon; Faith’s Checkbook – Charles Spurgeon; Our Daily Walk by F.B. Meyer; and more
David Jeremiah daily devotionals
Jentezen Franklin daily devotional
Set Apart Girl These devotionals are designed to encourage young women to live holy, pure and Godly lives
Eric Ludy / ellerslie.com – topics and archives with downloadable notes, articles, quotes; share them with your child to inspire them to follow in the footsteps of CT Studd: ‘We will dare to trust our God… we will venture our all for Him, we will live and we will die for Him, and we will do it with His joy unspeakable, singing aloud in our hearts.’
God is Real daily devotional
Selwyn Hughes Everyday Light daily devotionals
Jesus Freak daily devotionals
kids4truth.com devotions for kids
rightfromtheheart.org One minute daily devotional for older children.
DEVOTIONALS FOR YOUNGER CHILDREN
clubhousemagazine by Focus on the Family
keysforkids.org daily devotionals with key Bible verses
Biblesnackpacks.com Grab a snack from the Bible. God has many exciting things for us to discover in His Word and in His amazing world. Devotions and activities for younger children (toddler – primary school)
Bibledrivethru.blogspot.com daily devotions for kids (8-12 years old)
The Father’s Love Letter A beautiful and intimate letter from God to your child comprising a beautiful selection of Bible verses; available in 116 languages and formats for all ages including: English; Spanish, French, Portuguese, Hindi, Swahili, Amharic, Indonesian, Tagalog; Thai; and check out the fabulous ‘Best Dad ever’ cartoon in English or Spanish. Also available as a devotional.
Bible Study share a snippet with your child
Apologetics share a snippet with your child; protect your child’s faith and answer their questions even before they know they have questions
Reasons why the Bible can be trusted (adefenceofthebible.com) written by a scientist with a PhD in organic chemistry; some resources also available in Portuguese; Chinese and Indonesian. Include a couple of quick facts in every letter to build your child’s faith.
The Gospel in a 4 minute rap (short video) Write out the words to send to your child with a description; very clever, short, sharp, trendy, entertaining, challenging
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