Colorful birds of all sizes and varieties arrive at the feeders for breakfast and dinner, singing and dancing for their next meal. Crickets play their fiddles and frogs sing along, at least that’s what it sounds like to me.
But occasionally a human guest will comment to Paulette, “This is a noisy place.”
But I would describe the sounds as music…a peaceful, soothing melody…played by a gifted symphony, performed for their audience of one, their creator.
Maybe they sing because they’re happy. Perhaps they’re communicating, or maybe they sing because that’s what they were made to do. I prefer to believe they are fulfilling their God-given purpose with their songs.
Scripture says, “
Let everything that has breath praise the LORD. Praise the LORD. Psalms 150:6
Living Their Purpose
When we help children move into sincere praise, we are helping them move into God’s purpose for their life—to glorify God.
To some people the melody of children’s praise sounds like noise. They don’t understand that perfect praise comes from the mouth of children. The praises that comes from the hearts of children isn’t formed to satisfy the ears of critics; it is formed to penetrate the heavens, all the way to the heart of God.
They asked Jesus, "Do you hear what these children are saying?" "Yes," Jesus replied. "Haven't you ever read the Scriptures? For they say, 'You have taught children and infants to give you praise.'" Matthew 21:16 (NLT)
Help children realize three things about praise:
1. God desires their praise. Nobody can praise for them. God made them because He wanted relationship with them.
2. Real praise is an expression of love to God. It must be sincere and heartfelt.
3. Praise is not praise until it is expressed. You can express it by clapping, giving, saying words, playing a musical instrument, singing, raising your hands or serving.
Music is a great way to help children express their praise and worship. But often it never moves beyond fun.
Do you realize that just because we sing Christian words in a song, it doesn't mean we are praising or worshipping God?
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