Today’s Reading : Psalms 78: 1-7
“We will tell the next generation about the glorious deeds of the LORD, about his power and his mighty wonders.” Ps 78:4
Spurgeon, the great preacher of old, says that family worship should consist of 3 elements: prayer, bible reading and praising together. “They that pray in the family do well; they that pray and read the Scriptures do better; but they that pray, and read, and sing do best of all. There is a completeness in that kind of family worship which is much to be desired.”
We are not only called to praise God for His greatness, we are called to exhort the next generation to do likewise! For those of us who are parents – are we worshipping God as a family? How are we encouraging our children to be praisers?
For those of us who are not parents, what can we do to encourage the next generation of praisers? Why not make an effort this week to encourage someone who is younger than you (either in age or in the faith) by texting, messaging or calling with an encouraging message, a bible verse, a prophetic word or a prayer.
Don’t just praise God – pass it on!!
• Families – make a regular time to read, pray and sing together each week going forward. Why not invite someone who is on their own to join you for a meal over the next week or two and pray and worship together!
•Everyone – get texting those messages of encouragement and, next time we come together as a church or life group, why not chat to someone of a different generation about the ‘glorious deeds of the Lord’