“You are parenting a worshiper so it’s important to remember that what rules your child’s heart will control their
In the busyness of parenting, and the familiarity of it: the everyday actions and decisions and “yes”’s and “definitely not’”
We forget the reality of what we’re doing, caught up in the routine and the normal day-to-day of life. We don’t stop, pausing for thought and reflection
Often, we don’t think of children as “worshipers”. We like them doing kids worship songs and Bible-based tunes, but actual worshipers? Maybe not so much. And yet this quote is totally right: we are parenting worshipers and that subtle shift in thinking can unleash a whole different approach to how you and I raise our kids.
Parenting a worshiper means focusing on WHY, not just WHAT.
These people come near to me with their mouth and
Their worship of me is based on merely human rules they have been taught. (Isaiah 29:13)
God is always focussed on winning our hearts to him, not just our actions. Just restricting your children’s
Parenting a worshiper means showing them how you worship.
Parenthood means watching the kids, but it also means the kids watching you. And they are, constantly. They see how you speak to people – when they can hear and when they can’t. They notice how money gets spent. They notice how you talk about church, about your pastor, about how you react when someone wrongs you, what you do when you get angry. They notice … and then they copy.
Parenting a worshiper means helping them see they aren’t worth worshiping.
Maybe we don’t have so many idols on the mantelpiece these days, but