"We are a singing people because the gospel of the Lord Jesus compels us to sing. It's what we do." (Sing p.24)
One of the things that Kyla and I constantly work on with our children, is for them to say please and thank you. Anytime we hand them something, we remind them "what do you say?" "Thank you." My prayer and hope is that it doesn't just become routine, something they don't think about it. Rather, I hope that they are always truly thankful for what they are receiving (regardless of what it is) and as a thoughtful response, feel compelled to say thank you. When I really think about the gifts God gives us, especially His Son Jesus Christ dying on the cross so that we can have eternal life, the ultimate gift, I truly feel compelled to say thank you. God acts, we respond: this is worship. Jesus gives us eternal life and we respond in the only way we can, by singing with thankful hearts of praise.