I mentioned once before about the ABCs of adoration. Last night at house church we did this again at the beginning of the night and included the kids. Afterwards we asked the kids "Why do we adore and praise God?" The answers they gave us were:
* It makes Him happy
* To remind us of who He is
* We were created to do this. This is what we'll be doing in eternity so we are tapping into eternity a little bit by doing this.
* God inhabits the praises of His people, so we are inviting Him to be with us, to come into our midst.
I decided I want to search the scriptures for my own list of adorations. I figured the Psalms were the best place to start. I also want to start doing this with my own children, helping them to learn to search the scriptures for these things.
"watches over the way of the righteous"
"you are a shield around me, O Lord."
"I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the Lord sustains me."
"From the Lord comes deliverance"
"Let the light of your face shine upon us, O Lord"
"I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety."