Monday, April 21, 2008

Family Worship Time...scene 1 - take 1

Last night Lindsey and I had our first family worship time. Of course, we've read Bible stories to our children and prayed with them each day at meals and bedtime. This effort was altogether different.
Last night marked the first time we'd sat down intentionally with the kids for the purpose of family discipleship. We played and sang Shout To The Lord and then I read the beginning of Genesis 1. As you might imagine, family devo time with a 2 year old and 1 year old was interesting. Joshua didn't care to sing (even though it's his favorite song of all time and he'd just sang it earlier), and Anna Bell was busy finding things in the carpet to eat. Still, this was quite possibly the best worship time I've ever experienced. Worshipping the Lord with my family in our family room, I felt the sense that we were doing exactly what we were supposed to do as parents.
It may not have gone perfectly, but we taught the Word to our children. We shared that God had made the night and day on the 1st day. To explain that God made the light, we turned on the lights in the family room.
I implore you to join us on this journey of family worship time. You and I as parents have the responsibility to disciple our children. I'll be sharing more about our adventures, and I'd love to hear some of yours.
If you are one of our Middle School parents, please give this a shot. Maybe today, ask your son or daughter to read through 1 Peter and pick a couple of verses to discuss over dinner the next day. Your children want you to lead them, and they are looking to you for guidance.

1 comment:

Tasha Via said...

That is awesome!! Sounds a lot like our family devo times except Zeke likes to walk around the room aimlessly instead of eat things from the carpet now=) We really want to get that book.