It's a NEW YEAR! I feel compelled to create a space where I can share more of God's heart for Kingdom Citizens everywhere! Our main focus is the same as our vision for Kingdom Kids Books; to ENCOURAGE, UPLIFT & EMPOWER Families & Children everywhere!
Kingdom Hood Blogspot is a place where you will find inspiration to continue living a Christ-filled life as we seek to live victoriously and be great ambassadors for God. We will be shining a light on all those who make up the body of Christ! "Kingdom Hood"!
You will find words of wisdom and empowerment that support Motherhood, Fatherhood, Sisterhood, Brotherhood, Parenthood and most importantly, Childhood!
We'd love to hear from you, so, feel free to share your heart and leave comments and suggestions as we start this new journey! It's ALL about the Kingdom! Let's Go!
Terri Bell, Kingdom Kids Books & Divinely Inspired Publications
|Posted by Terri Bell on April 18, 2019 at 4:20 PM||comments (0)|
As we are in solemn remembrance of the Passion of Christ! I’ve found myself being ever so thankful for the most insignificant and minute things. We have so much to be thankful and grateful for. Jesus Christ, the paschal lamb sacrificed His life for us. In great humility, He bowed His head in silence and gave His life for us, so we could LIVE! The story doesn’t end there...His powerful resurrection secured our victory over death, eternal damnation and a life sentence to a mortal grave forever! We are FREE! FREE to worship! FREE to Live! FREE! to Love and really experience a victorious life in Christ.
I hear people saying, “I’m living my best life”. I’m so thankful today that I’ve realized that the “best life” anyone can have is a life in Christ. There’s nothing sweeter and more fulfilling. The resurrected King is resurrecting me to live my best life ever! At 50+, I’m doing what I love to do and I’m so thankful for that.
The picture in this post represents a heart filled with THANKFULNESS, that Jesus the Christ set me free from a past of torment and bondage, sickness and disease, hopelessness and depression. I get to inspire others to know Him too. I didn’t really know anything about Jesus as a child. We don’t teach relationship to children, we feed them religion. There is a difference. This little one usually NEVER sits down for story time. She shocked everyone when she just snuggled up under me and listened to the story. This is what it’s ALL about! Jesus died and rose for our children. (and you too) They are gonna be who God has called them to be because Jesus died and rose to guarantee their place in God as His sons and daughters!
Jesus is real y’all! There’s nothing He won’t love you through and bring you out of. The day I gave Him my broken heart was the day He gave me my life! Again, I get to share that message with the greatest gift God has given us, little children. Today...my heart is filled with thanks!
What are you thankful for today? Don’t be ashamed to make Him known! ❤️
|Posted by Terri Bell on March 26, 2019 at 1:05 PM||comments (1)|
Hi Everyone, so sorry for the delay, I've been traveling and finally getting a chance to get my life together. (smile). Here's another declaration from my book, "I am who God says that I am".
We declare, our children are "CHOSEN"!
I love this declaration because it speaks to the heart of Kingdom Kids Books! I'm on a mission to teach children this truth...You are CHOSEN by God! Created by God! You are His CHILD, created on purpose for purpose! So, how do we instill this concept into the lives of our children?
Give em' the TRUTH! Jesus says to us in John 15:16, that "You did not choose me; I chose you and appointed you to go and bear much fruit, the kind of fruit that endures. And so the Father will give you whatever you ask of him in my name."
Let me break this down. Here's the TRUTH! You were NOT a mistake! Your child is NOT a mistake! God has created each of us and "appointed" us to live a life that will be a blessing to others. To "appoint" means to: NAME, ASSIGN to a position, give AUTHORITY, to PROVIDE, EQUIP, FURNISH and ESTABLISH!
Come on now...This is the promise God has spoken over our lives and the lives of our kids. We are NOT bastard children. We are Kingdom Kids; Heirs of the King! A Royal Priesthood; Kings and Queens. That's the perspective we MUST live from; the truth we MUST take ownership of. If you (as an adult; parent, educator, teacher, etc.) don't walk in this, we will not be able to give it to the children we love and care for or anyone else.
So, take God's word and hide it in your heart and release this truth all over your child(ren). My book is a great resource for imparting these kingdom concepts into the spirit-man of young children. For older kids, take this passage in John 15 and begin to have dialogue with your son/daughter. Ask them what does the verse mean to them and what is the challenge in believing?
We gotta be purposeful in sharing God's love with our children. We don't have to beat em' over the head with a Bible; clearly that doesn't work but you can create a lifestyle that includes God (family prayer, devotion, reading etc.) and represents Him and His great LOVE for us.
We can do this. If you aren't sure how to start, ask the Father. He loves sharing His heart with His sons and daughters. He's a Good, Good Father! I ain't God but you can PM me and I'll point you in the right direction like someone did for me.
Now that you know the TRUTH, let's go get em'! Love hard and spare not...
Have a WONDER-filled day and a GREAT week with the Lord!
|Posted by Terri Bell on March 13, 2019 at 3:05 PM||comments (0)|
Well, it's that time again for another declaration challenge from my children's book, "I am who God says that I am"!
Take a look at the picture. It is worth a 1000 words. Sometimes all it takes is a word of encouragement to empower a child to believe that they can do anything!
You know I LOVE words so, let's look at what the word "BRAVE" really means.
To be brave is to have courage and endurance. Some of the synonyms for the word are: BOLD, WARRIOR, CONFIDENT, FEARLESS, ADVENTUROUS and UNAFRAID!
I know that these are the characteristics that we want to instill in our children. If the truth be told, we need a little of this ourselves. (smile). Remember that our words have so much power and influence and we can SPEAK LIFE to our children by saying what God says about them.
"I have NOT given you a spirit of fear (timidity, anxiety, doubt, worry or distress) but I have given you my spirit and it is full of love, power (capability, competency, aptitude and strength) and a sound (sturdy, safe, sane and responsible) mind!" That's the truth of God's word that we find in 2 Timothy 1:7 and that's the truth we speak into the lives of our children!
I'll keep on shouting this, until we all catch it...Our children have too many people in their ear. There are too many outside influences that we can not control BUT God's word can permeate and protect our children if we are purposeful in releasing it. So, I challenge you to find creative, intentional ways to build confidence and bravery in your child. Find scriptures that coincide with what you want to see in them and begin to pray those scriptures over your child(ren). If you have older children, use those scriptures to share with them and have dialogue with them about it. Help them to establish their own relationship with God.
We declare that our children are BRAVE and so are we! God bless you as you raise and teach children to be all God has called them to be. "Kingdom Kids"!