When the Lord impressed on me to begin working with the youth I didn’t quite understand why. I love children, but never really considered myself the teacher type. I’ve learned not to question God, but the questions still plagued my mind. Working with three year olds are challenging to say the least and it is a learning experience and the first thing I’ve learned is that no matter how many plans you make they always go out the window. The biggest lesson I’ve learned about children is that they are the heart of God and to dismiss them would be a great disservice to us.
We should take time for our children and have a special interest in their spiritual welfare for they are the next generation of our church. We may not always see the fruit immediately, but over time their actions will come to fruition. The most important thing I think we can teach our children is to worship God. As adults we sometimes let pride and what other people think of us hinder our worship, children on the other hand are in a position where they don’t have to be held back by our downfalls. Let’s teach the next generation of the church the concept that we were made to worship God and how to keep it pure and unadulterated.
Worshipping God is not about who is the best, it is about blessing God and welcoming His presence into our midst. If we fail to worship Him the trees and rocks will cry out in our place and I don’t know about anyone else I’m not about to let a rock take my place. Especially after the grace and mercy God graciously gives me every day, it’s not a question of whether He is worthy of our praise. He commands it!
Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name: bring an offering, and come before him: worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness. - 1 Chronicles 16:29
But as for me, I will come into thy house in the multitude of thy mercy: and in thy fear will I worship toward thy holy temple. - Psalm 5:7
Worship means reverence and humility it means revering your real self and humbling delusions. ~ Bodhidharma