It is absolutely essential that parents teach their children to be the worshipers in Spirit & in Truth they were created to be (John 4:23-24) from an early age, nurturing a lifetime & a lifestyle of worship to the Creator of Heaven & Earth, their Heavenly Father, their Savior, & Lord.

Psalms 8:2, MSG, “Nursing infants gurgle choruses about you; toddlers shout the songs that drown out enemy talk, and silence atheist babble.”

A worshiper walks daily in the revelation of their identity in Christ & obediently in the leading of the Spirit on the path toward their Kingdom destiny & calling. It is equally essential that parents teach their children to know the Word & to SPEAK it daily, on behalf of themselves & on behalf of others. The Word of God is living, powerful & active (Hebrews 4:12), & our tongues carry the power of life & death (Proverbs 18:1). Many of the words our children learn to speak (through environmental/generational/cultural modeling, media, education, activities, etc.) are simply idle words that will one day have to be accounted for:

Matthew 12:34-37, MSG, “How do you suppose what you say is worth anything when you are so foul-minded? It’s your heart, not the dictionary, that gives meaning to your words. A good person produces good deeds and words season after season. An evil person is a blight on the orchard. Let me tell you something: Every one of these careless words is going to come back to haunt you. There will be a time of Reckoning. Words are powerful; take them seriously. Words can be your salvation. Words can also be your damnation.” 

Let’s purposefully teach our children to speak the Words that carry abundant life into their atmospheres…Words that release the power of the living God & the power of the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth…Words that proclaim glory to the One who gives us life! Worship & the Word: it’s why any of us are even here, assigned to walk this Earth at this given moment in His Story (Genesis 1:3, MSG, “God spoke…). Why not teach our children this amazing truth at the beginning?