What YOUR Bible Lessons Might Be Missing!

bible_missingThey were sitting at the table, just as I asked. Our Bibles were open to the passage of the day. But, if you looked closely, you could tell something was a little off. The morning had been a rough start and hearts were hurt. We were making an attempt to put things to rights, but I could tell my children weren’t ready to receive. Then, the Lord spoke to my heart and showed me what our Bible lessons were missing…

Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the LORD, our Maker!

~ Psalm 95:6

Worship is the expression of reverence and adoration of God; an act (rite) that makes up the formal expression of respect. One act of worship is the lifting of voices before the Lord in song.

While we had been in the habit of going before the Lord each morning in prayer and reading through our daily passage, it occurred to me we weren’t always reading with a heart of worship, but reading out of habit. At times, reading quickly because we were running late. On hard days, reading even though the kids weren’t really receiving or ready to hear from the Lord at all.

The Lord reminded me of how often worshipping in song was a comfort to my own soul, softening my heart and opening my ears to hear His Word. If worshipping in song was a blessing to me, why wouldn’t my children also be blessed in this practice. It was time to make a change!

Now, worship is a daily part of our Bible lessons. At times we play our own instruments and sing songs commonly heard at church. Other days we listen to hymns on my device. When I’m feeling adventurous, we launch Pandora and see what the Lord blesses us with. No two days are the same; each day is a new blessing.

Through the addition of worship in song to our routine my children’s hearts more readily turn toward the Lord. The Lord uses this time to fill our home with peace, quiet, and rest. Our struggles seem less important and we are readied for hearing from the Word. Our Bible time has been magnified a hundred fold.

Isn’t it amazing how after many years of homeschooling you can still learn something new; the Lord shares new wisdom we had yet to receive? After ten years of homeschooling, it finally came to my attention that what our Bible time was missing was worship! Lifting our voices before the Lord, opening our hearts to receive from His Spirit and allowing the burdens of the morning to wash away.

Even in our homeschooling – especially in our homeschooling – may we constantly kneel before the Lord our God and worship.

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14 thoughts on “What YOUR Bible Lessons Might Be Missing!

  1. What a great idea! I have recently found our kiddos are in the same boat with just going through the motions during Bible time. This is so simple, but something we just hadn’t thought of. We listen to Christian music in the car and the kids love it, so why not before Bible time to get their hearts right with God. Thanks for this ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Let me just go on record and say, “THIS IS THE BEST THING EVER!” I love this!

      It reminds me so much of what my husband does with our kids. What a sweet, sweet blessing, my friend!

      p.s. You’ve got some incredible little singers there. Good tone. Plus, that’s one of our favorite songs, too.

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  2. We make up tunes to help us learn a new memory verse each week. We recorded a bunch of them onto my computer last summer in preparation for this school year. We sing the song for that week each morning, and sometimes sing older ones for review. A big help in this regard is to make the scripture reference part of the song, otherwise you may know the verses but not remember where they are located in the bible.

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