Children naturally seem to welcome the reality of God. In their innocence, once they are introduced to the Lord, they accept His existence and, unless they are hindered, readily begin to relate to His presence.

Adults need the freedom to worship, sing and dance with the abandon of children. Our natural reserve makes it all the more important that we embrace and encourage the enthusiasm with which our children interact with the Spirit of God.

READ: Deut. 31:9-13; 2 Chr. 20:13; Neh. 12:43; Ps. 8:1-2; Matt. 18:1-6; Mark 10:13-16.
HEART ISSUE: What are you doing to foster a genuine love for God in the children in your life? Do you consistently model a life of devotion before them?
PRAYER FOCUS: Father, give us eyes to see the little ones in our lives as Your instruments of praise. Show us how to include them in our worship, and give them the freedom to express their love for You in their own way. Help us to be an example of faithfulness to them, and let our joy in serving You be contagious. Amen.

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