Thursday, January 22, 2015

Praise from the Mouths of Babes

As I was leading my children through our Bible time I thought about the importance of taking time to praise the Father with them. We have been studying the parable of the sower and the wise and foolish builder. We've talked about the importance of having the right type of heart before God, being the good soil and following his word like the wise builder.   After we finished the Bible lesson instead of moving on to math, I told them we were going to praise God together.  I told them that they could jump and shout and sing to Jesus.  We started singing and dancing and praying and shouting to God telling him we love him.  I put on some music, some was fast like Shake, and Take the Shackles off my Feet.  We also did a lot of Hillsong United Kids, like Jesus You're My Superhero.  I watched as my kids jumped and danced and sang and shouted to the Lord. 

My son, who's only 6 came to me while he was singing and praising and he said, "Mom, I feel like I'm the good soil while I'm praising God and my roots are going deep.  You know Mom this is more important than the other stuff we were gonna do today.  I could just praise God all day."  I wanted to cry as I listened to him explain this to me with enthusiasm. 

I thought of Jesus saying out of the mouths of babes God ordains perfect praise.  They get it.  They are not hindered in shouting and jumping and praising God.  We to should come to the Lord like little children knowing that what he has for us each day is better and more important than anything on our to do list. 

Thank you God for using my little boy to remind me of that.


But when the chief priests and the scribes saw the wonderful things that He had done, and the children who were shouting in the temple, "Hosanna to the Son of David," they became indignant and said to Him, "Do You hear what these children are saying?" And Jesus said to them, "Yes; have you never read, 'OUT OF THE MOUTH OF INFANTS AND NURSING BABIES YOU HAVE PREPARED PRAISE FOR YOURSELF'?"
Mathew 21:15-17

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