I once heard Chuck Swindoll say that we worship God for 4 basic things.
I tend to agree with Him.
Worship is a response to God. It’s a response to what He’s done in one of those 4 areas.
In this “Monday mindset” I’m encouraging you to talk with your family about worship. Here is a list of starter questions to get you going:
- What does the word “worship” mean?
- Is worship only about singing or music?
- Why do you think worship is important for us? What does it do in us or for us?
- Give me some examples of how we can worship God for who He is (PERSON)?
- What are some ways we might worship God for what He’s done (PLANS)?
- Can you think of ways we could worship God for the things He’s said to us (WORD)?
- Are there ways we can worship God for what He’s done (WORKS)?
- Do you think we can worship God throughout the day as we go about our normal routine?
To wrap up… here are some ideas for how you can follow up on the topic of worship throughout the week:
- Each morning, give your family members the assignment of watching for reasons to worship as they go through the day.
- Spend some time around the supper table each evening worshipping God for things your family members have noticed.
- Be sure to share your own observations. Your kids will learn a ton by hearing the kinds of things you noticed.
- Pick out some good videos or songs that your family can sing in worship and do it one evening.
In my opinion, Chris Tomlin is a modern-day hymn writer. His songs are filled with deep doctrines from the word of God. This song highlights that God created us to be worshippers. Enjoy.