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By Alicia White
“Assuredly, I say to you, wherever this gospel is preached in the whole world, what this woman has done will also be told as a memorial to her” (Mark 14:9).
Without ever singing a song or playing an instrument, Mary’s worship so moved the heart of Jesus that it would be spoken in the same breathe as Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection. Think about that. Of all the great men and women of the Bible, all the signs and wonders done through their hands, and this women of no stature, no title or great accomplishment to speak of, has the honor of being the only testimony that Jesus assures worthy enough to share space with the teaching of His gospel.
Wow, the power of one act of worship. Worship in fact is of such significance that Jesus speaks of it as the one thing the Father is seeking after in His children.
“But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him” (John 4:23). Jesus used Mary’s worship as an example for us all on how to worship in the way the Father is seeking after.
Worship not found in a song, a dance, a great beat, or a great sound – but instead found in a heart that responds to the love of the Father. Worship is a matter of the heart, not of the flesh.
How we lead a generation to worship, will define for them what worship is. This leads me to very weighty questions we should all be asking ourselves as we lead children in our worship services,
“Are we leading them into worship the Father is seeking after?”
“Are we leading them to move the heart of Jesus?”
“Are we leading them to worship with their heart, not of their flesh?”
In this book you will discover the answers to those hard questions and more. You will explore the origins of worship, worship the Father is seeking after, key principles to use to lead them in worship that is spirit and truth along with examples of this kind of worship, and lastly you will explore the fruit of such a generation of worshipers.
The weight of our ministry to children is heavy, but let it be said about us – that we taught a generation how to move the heart of the Father through worship, and that their impact may remain throughout eternity.