I love the spring because it is a season of pink. Pink blossoms on my peach tree, pink strawberries to go on shortcakes, pink flowers on Mother’s Day, and best of all, two little girls who just love to wear pink!
Every princess loves pink, sparkly things. This is essentially what royalty is all about, right? Tiaras, gowns, royal balls, and, of course, tea with the King.
To the world, this is what it means to be “royal”…
“Man looks at the outward appearance…”
To us as believers in Christ, however, royalty means just a bit more…
“but YHWH looks at the heart” (1 Samuel 16:7).
The Bible says in 1 Peter 2 that those of us who believe “are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.”
Here on earth, we are walking princes and princesses, reflecting our Good and Perfect King of Kings. But what does that entail?
Galatians 5 tells us this: “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.”
I love that last part. We have the Holy Spirit living in us. We are not left alone to try and figure things out on our own. The Bible is our guide; “a Lamp for our feet, and a Light for our way” (Psalm 119:105). We have been called to royalty, friends! Let’s live like it!
Teaching the fruit of the Spirit to our kids is so important. When I received My Princess Bible Purse for review from Tommy Nelson, I told my daughter that it was a book about the fruit of the Spirit.
“Like apples?” she asked.
I laughed then, recalling a silly song I learned in Sunday school when I was young. I explained to her that it was a different sort of fruit. We read the book together and then she understood.
“Oh,” she said, “It’s being like Yeshua”. (We use Hebrew names in our house).
“Exactly,” I said, pleased she had grasped the concept.
This sweet little book is not only glittery and pink (what every princess needs), but is filled with bright illustrations and simple rhymes that make each fruit understandable through a child’s eyes. It gives examples, such as gentleness is being careful with your baby brother and faithfulness is like your dog never failing to follow you home. Shaped like a purse, complete with a Velcro carrying handle, your little princesses will have a ball carrying around this Bible purse everywhere they go.
It’s giveaway time! One blessed reader will receive their very own My Princess Bible Purse!
Enter now through Wednesday, May 8th via the Rafflecopter. I will pick and email a winner on Thursday, May 9th.
How about you? What fun ways have you used to teach your children the Fruit of the Spirit?
I love hearing from you! Until then, Happy Reading!
Yours in Christ,
I received a copy of My Princess Bible Purse through the Tommy Nelson Mommy Program. I was not asked to write a positive review. All views and opinions expressed are solely and completely my own. I received no compensation other than the product reviewed, which is mine to keep. This post also contains affiliate links. To learn more, please see myfull policy.
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