The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament shows His handiwork. Day unto day utters speech, and night unto night reveals knowledge where their voice is not heard. Psalm 19:1-2**
My morning window reveals Your glory. My heart may weigh heavy from the day’s events ahead, or last night’s conversations, but I have invitation from the moment my eyes crack open, to see You.
Always inviting, always revealing, God can You really be this good?
Handiwork breaking through my dull moments. Every moment is an opportunity for worship. Every moment inviting adoration. Every moment I can be changed by Your glory against my flesh.
I adore You, oh God who offers Your speech in my day and Your knowledge in my night. Holy intersects mundanity. I can always be lifted up, and out, of all that is me into all that is You. I can exchange my self-consumed, ever-heading-downward thoughts for Your beauty. At any time. Day and night. Night and day.
I set myself to find points of declaration and then realize I don’t have to look far. You are the always available God. Magnificent beauty on my doorstep, even this stay-at-home mom can taste of the most exquisite of fare in the midst of life’s routine.
You are King and I’ve been invited into Your courts. All day, every day. You are all-around-me majesty.
I worship You God of the heavens, holy King of life’s expanse.
**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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