One of the fastest ways to shift our focus from our circumstances to God is by expressing our thankfulness to Him for all He is and has done for us through song.
The Bible affirms that praise, singing and worship should be an integral part of our lives. Throughout the Old and New Testaments, we are consistently taught to:
Sing the praises of the Lord, you His faithful people; praise His holy name. – Psalm 30:4
Sing to the Lord a new song, for He has done marvelous things. – Psalm 98:1
Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. – Colossians 3:16
Be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. – Ephesians 5:18-20
As parents, one of our great privileges and responsibilities is to:
Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it. – Proverbs 22:6
Educating our children includes teaching them foundational spiritual songs that will help them to know God more fully, love Him more dearly, and draw closer to Him. May the Spirit of the Lord fill your house as you sing these songs and others together.
(taken from Why We Should Praise and Worship God With Our Kids by Ramona Vincent)
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