When worship is discussed in the church, it is often in the context of raising our voices in song. And that is indeed a way that we worship God, especially as a corporate body. But there is also an aspect of worship that is personal.
Children know a lot about worship; they stand in awe of the skill and ability of sports heroes, movie stars, etc. But do they know what it means to worship God?
Worship is defined as recognizing God’s worth, adoring Him for who He is. Worship is singularly focused, and all about God.
In a survey, a multitude of children were asked what it means to worship. The overwhelming response was preaching or listening to a sermon.
To broaden your child’s understanding worship, you can help them focus on:
- Who God is
- How He loves
- What He has done
- What He desires
- Why He is great
It’s impossible to worship somebody you don’t love. And it’s impossible to love somebody you don’t know. Our kids need to know God. They need to fall in love.
God deserves our worship more than anyone else, and if we can help our children think about that and help them develop patterns of personal worship, then we’ll have given them tools for intimacy with their Heavenly Father lasting for a lifetime.
There is an abundance of opportunities to talk about the unending worthiness of God in the vast and profound beauty, complexity, and harmony of His creation. It is our responsibility as parents to introduce our children to these “WOWs” of the Almighty God.
Put Google to work!
- Did you know the caterpillar has over 600 muscles?
- Did you know a snail can sleep for 3 years?
- Did you know camels have 3 eyelids?
- Did you know your foot has 26 bones in it?
- Did you know a strawberry is the only fruit with seeds that grow on the outside?
Kids will catch the “Wows” of God from us when they see a lifestyle of worship in us.
“Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness.” Psalm 29:2
We hope the provided material gives you a broader understanding of worship and helps you as you teach your children to adore God.
To help you get started, this kit includes a guide that offers practical tips and what we consider the best resources on the topic of worship. You will also find a “God You Are” card suitable to frame and write words of praise using a dry erase marker. Use it to begin a routine of worshiping God with your child.