Friday, March 18, 2011
The idea of worship is supposed to include all that we do in our lives, doing it for the Glory of God. But there is also the worship where we sing and praise God with our voices. Did you know that could include memorizing scripture? How about with your kids?
I have been trying to find ways I can include my own kids in the worship part of my life. The singing kind. Now, we don't have to be fabulous singers to take part in this. I think it is most important that we do learn how to have a song of joy in our hearts. And if we do it should come out naturally throughout our day. What a powerful thing it could be if at random times our kids hear us singing praises to the Lord. They too might just adopt the same attitude throughout their day. Now imagine how much better it could be if we add scripture to those songs!
I have found recently some of that very kind of music. The kind your kids will gravitate towards as well as the kind you will want to sing along with. It's catchy, has good melodies and will at times, move your heart.
The first is Scripture Lullabies. This is the music that will soothe your child and touch your soul. It is truely beautiful music. I have downloaded one free song and am planning to buy the rest of the album. A must have!
Then there is Walking with the Wise by Sovereign Grace Ministries. This is so far one of my favorites. Full of fun and energy. Especially the song W-I-S-D-O-M! You won't be able to get it out of your head. (And you won't want to!) Sovereign Grace Ministries has many other great cd's that I have sampled, both for kids and adults.
Seeds Family Worship is the one I stumbled upon most recently. This one sounds like a lot of fun as well. It has the bible verse and it's reference woven into the song. There are several themed cd's available like Seeds of... Character, Courage, Purpose and Encouragement. The story behind how this music ministry started in pretty cool too.
So whether you sing along or just listen to these while you are at home with your kids, it really doesn't matter. You will be learning the word of God and impressing His words upon your children's hearts. That IS something to sing about!