Do I look like God? Where can I see Him? Wanting to connect more with God, a child asks his mother these questions and more in this rhyming verse book. In answer, Mother's tender and patient responses model God's love. The purity of children and the spiritually of all cultures radiate in this touching story. Mama, I Want to See God is Book 1 of the series Families Growing in Faith.
A true Georgia Peach, Vanessa, a former music teacher is currently a teacher- librarian and reading teacher. An inspirational author and speaker, Vanessa penned the children’s verse story, Mama, I Want to See God. This story is the first book in the series, Families Growing in Faith. Book two, Daddy, I Want to Know God launched October 1, 2017. In addition to writing, Vanessa enjoys singing for the Lord and baking homemade goods for her loved ones. To learn more about Vanessa and her other writing endeavors, please visit her website: www.vanessafortenberry.com
It took many years for me to truly reflect God’s light. Nope. It didn’t come over night. It took constant prayer, studying scripture, and obeying God’s Word. I did not possess the ability to change on my own. But, through God’s power, overtime, a transformation occurred. I soon found myself growing in the Spirit, for our likeness reflects that of God. I started to think, behave, speak, and love in ways that was pleasing to God. I became more like Him. My life began to change on the inside, and I began to see myself in God. Around this time, is when God spoke to me about writing Christian picture books for children. I am still a work in progress!
We can also groom our children to see themselves in God, as well. Provide a mirror for children to look at their reflection. Ask them to look in the mirror and tell of any changes they see in their lives. Children will not always have a ready response. If so, ask them to proclaim this prayer every morning when they look in the mirror:
“Good morning, God. Please allow your Holy Spirit to dwell in me so that I may look like you, talk like you, walk like you, and love like you. Thank you, God for Your blessings. Amen.”