Now, as a parent of two little boys (6 and 2), I’m daily praying to live out the above verse during mealtime, playtime, bedtime, at home, in the car, in stores, and with friends. My boys love songs! My youngest can learn a tune in a heartbeat. Something we started listening to with my oldest is Seeds Family Worship. We all love contemporary Christian and worship songs. It is music to my ears to hear them request (several times throughout the day) their favorite songs and music videos that honor The Lord. I just this week figured out how to make a playlist on You Tube. I found Books of the Bible, fruits of the Spirit, & Ten Commandments music videos. I also added videos from Amber Sky Records, and Hillsong Kids. These are great, free resources to enforce Godly wisdom, in a fun way. There’s nothing better than seeing your children dance and sing to these songs. And of course I join them too!
“Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.” Psalm 150:6
We daily try to have a devotional time with our boys, but sometimes this doesn’t happen. The book we have now contains questions and an application game or recipe. If we don’t get to do this, I used to feel like I failed them that day. I know now, just like in my own walk with the Lord, God is not waiting for me to mess up. He knows my heart. My life is to worship Him with everything I say, do, hear, and see. So each minute of the day presents itself with an opportunity to live out loud: conversations, tone of voice, helping a neighbor, praying for those in accident we see while driving, demonstrating forgiveness, gazing in awe of God’s creation, lessons in obedience, thankfulness, provision and patience (a big one for us right now) and the list goes on.