Good morning, Father.

During 2017 help me to be faithful in my prayer walk. It is most important that we who serve preschoolers remember to pray for the next generation. Teach me how to pray blessings for these children and their families.

Father, You use everyday experiences to reveal Yourself to me. Take, for example, my daughter’s cute Chihuahua, Benny. He gets so excited when he knows he is getting to go for a walk outside. He twirls around and around and around in excitement! It is adorable and I’m amazed he doesn’t get dizzy!

Then last Sunday at the 11:11 contemporary worship service at church, as the praise band played, I noticed the cutest 18 month old twirling to the music in the back of the auditorium. He had his arms stretched out wide as he twirled. Sometimes he would stop, facing the band, and bob up and down to the rhythm as well. Then he’d begin twirling again! It was adorable, and I believe that his inner man was in worship.

We were made for worship. So my question is, “Do you twirl?” I’m not talking about swing dancing, but in your soul do you worship and get lost in your praise, not the music but the praise of God. God is worthy of all our praise, however we express it. Our deepest level of worship is praising God in the good times and in spite of painful times, thanking Him and trusting Him. Father, help me teach my preschoolers about worship.

When my four- and five-year-old girls come to Sunday School wearing a full skirt, I will say, “Now give me a twirl.” They love it! Better yet, God loves it. Lord, help me  be an example of worship and praise to You this day. After all, our souls were made for this.

“Rejoice in the LORD, you righteous ones; praise from the upright is beautiful.” (Psalm 33:1, HCSB)

In the powerful name of Jesus, Love that wouldn’t give up.
Janet Waters, Preschool Sunday School Teacher/BBC Prayer Room Ministry

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