I’ve been on a search for a good devotional for my 9-yo. We’ve talked about the importance of having a daily quiet time and hiding God’s Word in our hearts. I also wanted something that would be age appropriate and spark her interest in spending time reading the Bible. Many friends gave their suggestions on which devotionals would be good for girls her age and some even recommended she just start reading in the Psalms and Proverbs.
After searching through all sorts of devotionals, Bible studies and Bibles, I found one that seems to have hit the spot for my artistically inclined 9-year-old. My Creative Bible for Girls, is a Bible that includes illustrations and Bible verses to color, a section for journaling and doodling, 365 short devotionals, character profiles of notable women in the Bible, and suggested memory verses and prayers. It’s a beautiful Bible and she has enjoyed reading through it in the mornings.
What’s funny is that at first she started reading in Genesis, but recently has switched to the Psalms. We are also starting to work on memorizing Psalm 1 together (Side note: there is also a song from Seeds Family Worship on Psalm 1 that goes along perfectly with memorizing this verse). Guess the experts were right after all!!!
The best part has been the conversations that we’ve been able to have as she reads through certain sections and has a question or an insightful comment to make. It’s been such a joy to watch her grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord.