Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion, which cannot be moved, but abides forever. Psalm 125:1 **
I come to you, weak-kneed, and You offer to infuse trust. A trait not born in the heart of a woman, but birthed through history and declaration. I declare You to be trustworthy and You make me to know trust. I turn from circumstances and set my lens on You and I can’t help but inhale trust.
I get to be one of “those.” Fearful despondency seeks to weave its threads into my makeup, but adoration threatens its longevity. I can’t both adore the Man who gives me no reason to distrust and walk away as a woman unable to trust.
Adoring You changes me.
I am mound of sand, scattered from center by every passing wind, made into Mount Zion through the trust You infuse into me.
I cannot be moved because You cannot be moved. I worship You, oh God who changes my very make-up. Flimsy cartilage exchanged for solid bone mass. I am strong in You, oh God of my strength.
Your word speaks strength and I become entwined with all that is strong. I lose me in You and get lost in all I’ve ever longed to know and be. You are my ticket to the freedom which true strength imposes.
And I become a mountain.
Little girl, big Father. I wear Your name and I cannot be anything but strong.
And this strength calls me to bow down with my life and breath and every-day words. This strength requires all of me, yet makes me stronger when I empty myself at the base of the mountain of You.
And this is how I know abiding. All of me wrapped up in all of You. Strength fortified by looking up when the world calls me to look out or look in. It’s not long before the line between me and You is fuzzy. You in me, me in You — I am lost in adoration of this Man who has transformed me.
And, You promise this as forever. What I practice now will be enhanced in eternity. Lord, abiding in You is unending, every unfolding, never to be lost. Not ever.
My adoration becomes my abiding and my abiding can’t help but respond with adoration.
I love you, oh God of holy exchanges which happen in minute-by-minute glances at Your face.
**So what do I do with these posts, you ask, other than just read them? First, if you haven’t yet, read: Why I Adore to give you a context for this little space on my blog. (This post also gives context.)
If you are compelled, I invite you to participate. Set up a space and time in your own life to begin adoring. Over laundry or dinner dishes, on your commute to work, or in the wee morning hours — ten minutes is a great start. You can use the verse I list here every day or two as a launch pad for your own adoration.
Then practice praise.
Add to my adoration here, by posting a comment with your own words back to God about God …or hide it in your heart.
I promise your weary soul won’t regret it.
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