Squirrel Week: Family, Friends And The Time You Live In Has Been Ordained By God

Squirrels: They like to live on trees alone but when it is cold, you will see two or more so that they can keep warm.

9 Two are better than one because they have a good reward for their efforts. 10 For if either falls, his companion can lift him up; but pity the one who falls without another to lift him up. 11 Also, if two lie down together, they can keep warm; but how can one person alone keep warm? 12 And if someone overpowers one person, two can resist him. A cord of three strands is not easily broken.

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 HCSB

It is not beneficial for a believer in Christ to be alone. So God gave some friends, some brothers or sisters, and others have a wife or a husband. Regardless of what you have, it is good to build on your relationships that the Lord has given you. Remember, the people you’re with have been provided to you by the Lord so that you may bring Him glory.

When you have two brothers in Christ, the devil will have a more difficult time getting you to fall into his trap. And if one of you falls, the other lifts him up by intervening for him.

26 From one man He has made every nationality to live over the whole earth and has determined their appointed times and the boundaries of where they live. 27 He did this so they might seek God, and perhaps they might reach out and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us. -Acts 17:26-27

Before you were born, God determined what time in history you were going to live in and which family you would have. The purpose is to find the Lord, and after you have given your life to Him, you’ll share Jesus with your family and friends.

Just know that whatever you are going through with your family, it is the one that God wanted you to have. If someone in your family does not know the Lord, they become your primary focus to bring them to the truth. The main way to do this is to live a life of godliness so that they can see Jesus in you. And, the second thing to do is to bring them before the throne of God in prayer. Afterward, you can branch out to others.

Bible Review: NIrV Kids Devotional Bible Hardcover

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NIrV Kids Devotional Bible, Hardcover Review:


The hardcover is sturdy and the binding is smyth sewn. It has Monday through Friday devotionals for kids and as well as weekends with over 300 devotionals. The devotionals are very simple to understand and easy for a child to comprehend the lessen. Each devotional comes with pictures that can be colored by kids should they choose to.

The fonts seems to be a 9 point, very easy on the eyes. This is not a Red letter edition since the words of Christ are in black. The NIrV is a very easy translation to read especially for kids. This Bible will last you for a very long time, its construction is built to last a kid’s occasional carelessness and mishandling (wrath lol). Dimensions are 8.75 X 5.50 X 1.75 (inches).

This NIrV Kids Devotional Bible contains:

Short weekday devotions that help young readers apply Bible lessons for a full year.
52 weekend devotions that teach kids about God’s creation through fun activities like visiting the zoo and gazing at the stars.
“Got It” feature that encourages kids to find answers to Bible trivia themselves.
Book introductions that give helpful information about each book of the Bible.
A dictionary to look up words they want to know more about.
The complete NIrV text, which uses shorter sentences and easier words. Kids can read this Bible on their own!

I’m reading it with my daughter and she’s learning the application of the text with the devotionals. She loves to see the pictures and she told me that the size of the fonts is easy for her to read. Each Book of the Bible has a quick introduction with great pictures engaging for the kids. The back of the Bible has a dictionary and a subject guide that will help you find devotionals about certain topics. It has no maps. Overall this is a wonderful Bible for children to read and learn a great deal through the devotionals and study help on their own which is found throughout the Bible.

I received a complimentary copy of this Bible for an honest review from BookLookBloggers.com