“What can wash away my sin?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus;
What can make me whole again?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.”
My girl’s sang as their eyes slowly fall into a deep sleep, and their voices fade into a peaceful silence.
Do you guy remember that post I wrote about using my phone while putting the babes to bed? I just wanted to write about the power of singing worship to your children. When I first started singing to them, I really wanted it to be songs that speak life. I don’t personally know many lullabies, what I did know where worship songs. I just want to clarify that I don’t think singing “Twinkle twinkle” is bad, but personally I wanted my girls to fall asleep thinking more than stars, I wanted them to fall asleep thinking of who created them.
Guys, my heart melts when I randomly hear my girls singing songs they had never heard before, (I love the old school worship) during the day as they color or play together. I really don’t have a great voice and children are such a forgiving audience haha so don’t let that stop you!
I would think back on the songs my mom would play on the stereo as she cleaned the house. She didn’t sing us to sleep but all we ever heard was Praise and Worship music that, to this day brings me great memories and reminds me who God was at the time for me and who he is to me to me today. My great savior. I remember all these songs that praise God, making me feel so small in his presence and how I would feel knowing those lyrics were a way for me to remember who I was without the Lord in my life. Yes, even at a young age.
One night as I was singing to the babes, my eldest asked me”, Why does God have to wash away our sins?”, this was a yet, another great opportunity to preach the Gospel to my daughters. I have found myself stuttering lyrics, catching my breath, as I sing them to sleep at times, feeling so full of joy singing to God and at the same time singing words of life to my inheritance. I hope as they get older they remember lyrics like:
- “I once was lost but now I’m found”
- “Oh! precious is the flow, that makes me white as snow”
- ” Lord there is none like you”
- ” Holy Spirit come and fill my heart”
- ” When I die, Lord have mercy for my heart loves you”
- “Imagine me without you, I’d be lost and so confused, I wouldn’t last a day, I’d be afraid, without you there”
- “Lord I’m amazed by you, how you loved me”
- “If you can use anything Lord, you can use me”
- “Draw me close to you, never let me go”
- “Jesus, lamb of God, worthy is your name”
With every song that comes out of my mouth, I ask God for my daughters to remember these lyrics like I have. These are just some of the bible verses that inspired our decision.
Ephesians 5:19, Addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart.
1 Corinthians 14:15, What am I to do? I will pray with my spirit, but I will pray with my mind also; I will sing praise with my spirit, but I will sing with my mind also.
Deuteronomy 6:6-7, And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shalt talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.
I believe, with all my heart that what we watch, what we hear goes deep on to our hearts and takes root. What we listen in private and what we hear publicly says a lot of who we are in Christ. I love listening to my girl’s sing to God, I put on worship music EVERYDAY and I’ll tell you that even if they are playing they hear it, our children are sponges, fill them with God’s truth, even as they sleep. Love you guys, God bless you.