1) Shows the Genuineness of Worship- Luke 1:46-47 46 And Mary said: “My soul magnifies the Lord, 47 And my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior.”
A deep and heartfelt worship is one of the most effective ways of transmitting our faith to the next generation.
Psa 145 2 I will praise you every day; I will praise you forever & ever… 4 Parents will tell their children what you have done. They will retell your mighty acts, NCV
Establishing and living by proper priorities, rather than a schedule, expresses the genuineness of our relationship with God.
1)God (Gal 2:20) 2) Husband (Gen 2:24) 3) Children #1 & 2 are the only relationships in Scripture where we become one, they become a part of us.
Proverbs 31 30 Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, But a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised.
Am I expressing worship in genuineness or just busyness?
2) Expresses the Gratefulness of Thanksgiving- Luke 1:48-49 48 For He has regarded the lowly state of His maidservant; For behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed. 49 For He who is mighty has done great things for me, And holy is His name.
Taking time to be thankful and expressing that gratitude are powerful ways of building a Godly heritage and awareness in your children of God’s work.
Psalm 107 1 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever. 2 Let the redeemed of the LORD say this-- those he redeemed from the hand of the foe…
Psalm 107 8 Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love & his wonderful deeds for men, 9 for he satisfies the thirsty & fills the hungry with good things.
When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude. Gilbert K. Chesterton
Do I express true gratitude to God or just wishes for things to be better?
3) Teaches the Greatness of the Savior- Luke 1:50-55 50 And His mercy is on those who fear Him From generation to generation… 54 He has helped His servant Israel, In remembrance of His mercy, 55 As He spoke to our fathers, To Abraham and to his seed forever
The world will not reinforce the presence and character of God in our children, that is the task of parents, who are still the most influential people in the life of children and youth.
Psalm 34 2 I will boast only in the Lord; let all who are discouraged take heart. 3 Come, let us tell of the Lord’s greatness; let us exalt his name together. NLT
Deut 6 4 "Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one! 5 You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.
Deut 6 6 "And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart.
Deut 6 7 You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up.