You know that moment when you know you SHOULD do something to teach your kids but you don’t really want to? Maybe for a number of reasons…
1) it’s work.
2) it will probably end up in a battle of some sort over some obscure $2 toy (that shouldn’t be played with at the moment anyway)
3) you feel like a task-master rather than a parent
Here is what we did yesterday – I called a family worship night together. I borrowed some random percussion instruments from Church, and the moment I walked in the door I started passing out the instruments.
You may not have the ‘gift of music’ …
Now, before you create a picture in your mind of something elaborate. Let me tell you three things family worship night wasn’t:
1) a Jesus Culture-type worship experience.
2) focused time of “deep intimate” soaking prayer and worship
3) very long.
BUT here are three things that I realized family worship night was:
1) worth it.
2) teachable moment – kids singing the word of God.
3) change of atmosphere where God can work in our lives.
This winter has been long. In fact, even as I write this one of my kids has another doctor appointment because he has had a fever for 4 days now.
Why not worship. You may not have the ‘gift of music’ but sing and dance.. your kids will love it and I guarantee it will change your attitude as a parent.
How have you worshipped with or with out music as a family?