Generations of Praise

What if everyone worshipped like you worshipped?  Let’s bring it closer to home as a statement instead of a question:

Your children will worship the way that you worship!

Don’t you want to pass on a legacy of praise and worship to your children?  Above all, they are watching you.   Not just from the altar to the door, but they are watching you inside of your home.  Is your home an extension of your worship?  Are the things inside of your home edifying to God?  Do you serve God by serving others or are you always the one expecting to be served?  Are you washing your share of dishes after the potluck?  Are you using your vehicle to bring those less fortunate to church?  Are you being a light to the lost souls?  Ask your children how they would rate your service to God.  We are to help hold each other accountable, and it starts in the home.  Your children are your first ministry.  Who better to receive feedback from?

Two Generations of Praise

The picture above is of a mother and daughter that I have served, worshipped, prayed, and praised with for the last nine years.  There are two more generations not pictured.

Three services a week, four generations of worshippers are lifting their praises to the Lord.  This doesn’t happen by accident.

I found this poem that I wrote long before I ever had a thought of being a minister’s wife.  I had only been living for God for one and a half years at this point.  However, I have always had a strong conviction for worship.  I am fully convinced that it has to be all or nothing.

So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. — Revelation 3:16

God has given you a choice
To sing and raise up your voice
To love, honor, and rejoice
In Christ Jesus, our Lord.

Or you can sit on the pew
Thinking of chores left to do,
And only thinking of you,
Not Christ Jesus, our Lord

But when the judgment has come,
It’s not “Depart!” but “Well done!”
I want to hear from the Son,
From Christ Jesus, our Lord.

Melinda Martin
Nov. 15, 2004

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