How Children can Worship God
Songs of Praise:
Singing a song of praise is one way to worship God, and David spent a lot of time worshipping God in this way. In Psalm 103:1 David shows that children can worship God in lots of other ways as well:
"Praise the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, praise His holy name."As they learn more about God, they also need to be taught that they need to take time to worship Him regularly just as David did.
Using Every Part to Worship God:
God created us to know and worship Him. But, if a child is a Christian, the devil will try to get them to use their mind, mouth, heart, hands, feet, eyes, or ears to do anything else, except honouring God.
However, God gave them a body and mind so they can use every part to worship and praise God:
Think how Wonderful God is:
Children need to be reminded that they need to take time to worship God. David knew it would be easy to forget God's goodness, and was was determined to keep on thinking about God's goodness. In Psalm 103 verse 2 he exclaimed:
"Praise the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits"Teach children to think about God's goodness, His protection, His providing of all our needs, and how thankful we need to be.
Forgiveness for Sins:
David was especially thankful for God's promise to forgive his sins, and understood what a wonderful blessing it is to be cleansed and forgiven. Because God wanted to cleanse and forgive our sins, He sent Jesus to die on the cross.
God required that blood be shed to pay for sin, and so Jesus shed His blood to pay for the sins of everyone who will accept Him as their Saviour. In Psalm 103 verse 3, David declared:
"Who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases.Children can come to Jesus for Salvation by admitting to Him that they have sinned and done wrong things. They can then ask Him to forgive them, and to come into their hearts and make them His child. God has promised that He will accept all who come to Him in this way.
When David thought about God's greatness, he couldn't help worshipping Him. Teach children that to worship, is to tell God how much they love and admire Him for whom He is. And then they can praise Him, thanking Him for all that He does for them and has given them. For example, for food, health, family and friends.
As they study God's Word, they will begin to learn how wonderful God really is. And as they get to know God, they will begin to worship Him the way He deserves to be worshipped, and find the special joy that God gives to those who know Him well.
David finished Psalm 103 verse 22, by giving his grateful worship to God:
"Praise the Lord, O my soul."Children should do the same. Encourage them to take time during the coming week when they can worship God. They need to be alone where they can think about what God has done for them and what He is like.
Tell them to talk to God and tell Him how wonderful He is and how much they appreciate all He has done!
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