God designed worship as a means to connect you with His Spirit. He knew you’d need Him if you were going to survive, and even more so, thrive in this fallen world! Isn’t He magnificent? But it cannot stop there. Your worship is your testimony– of who He is, and of what He has done and it will resonate with the world, those in need, the desperate, the searching, the wandering, the wondering, the hurt and lost. This is why you can’t simply show up to church and sing songs. You must allow your spirit to open up and sing your own songs to Him as well. Those are your testimonies, and they are a witness to the world.
Psalm 40:3 says, “…many will see it, and be in awe, and will trust in the Lord.” Many will put their trust in the Lord because of your worship! That is how the Kingdom grows and how faith is built from generation to generation. Yes, you have a revelation of worship, but you must pass that example of faith’s response onto your children and even your grandchildren as well. Until their faith is strong enough to accept Jesus Christ on their own, your children will live by your example of worship at home, in your life, at church, around friends- your lifestyle of worship will be theirs.
Your worship is your testimony- of who He is, and of what He has done and it will resonate with the world, those in need, the desperate, the searching, the wandering, the wondering, the hurt and lost. This is why you can’t simply show up to church and sing songs.
Psalm 44:1 says, “We have heard with our ears, O God,our fathers have told us what work You did in their days, in the days of old…” Worship is a faith-building strategy and you must instill a lifestyle of worship into your children by your example. Get it rooted into them when they’re young and they will grow up instinctively relying on Christ for their strength, knowing to run to Him when life gets hard, using worship as a weapon of spiritual warfare and singing and making melodies in their heart to the Lord, connecting with His Spirit.
Thought for today
Your family’s spiritual heritage is built through you. The spiritual DNA your children will carry will be something they will carry into the following generations as well. Your example of worship today, your victories, the strength you find, the joy you possess that defies your circumstances, the peace that passes understanding, the inner light that shines out of you in the darkness- your children will never forget what they see in you. Worship God, and do not stop. Yes, the world is watching, but so are your children.
(Psst! For more about living a lifestyle of worship, grab a copy of “The Way of the Worshipper” and press even further into the Word to learn more about what it means and what it looks like to live a life set apart for ministry unto Him!)