the Almighty. Revelation 1:8**
My day to adore You as the Almighty ended, but I couldn’t replace this verse with another. It’s as if I’ve been waiting my whole life to hear that You are strong enough to encompass all of the mess of me. Is it true?
Bigger than my sin, bigger than my failings, You are Almighty to save. The years of being constrained, the downward cycles of black-thoughts and dark fears are nothing compared to You.
You came to save. Me. All of me. And I worship You, God Almighty.
When I fear that I am too big, too lost to ever travel through the valley of the shadow of death back to life, You whisper I am Almighty.
Is it selfish that I am stuck on You being Almighty for me? It can’t be. If I just start to let my mind dance around You as Almighty for my broken places, I can’t help but worship You as Almighty for the ones down the hall, and across the ocean, and living in deep pain down the street. You reveal Your hand to save me and I’m desperate for Your Almighty hand to save them. You are limitless, Almighty God.
You are Lord over my failings, not by nodding an acknowledging head and sweeping Your hand across the sky saying “freed.” You, Almighty, embrace and exchange. You are big enough to see through who I am and into who You are in me. You are Almighty to call forth from me what I am not. You are Almighty to speak salvation to bones that have been long dry in my deep.
You are not threatened by my flesh in the way that I fall prey to being threatened by my flesh. You are Almighty to overshadow.
Strength is in all that You are. I worship You out of weakness to know strength, and when I adore, You infuse. I am the least likely candidate to walk out power with grace, but with You as Almighty, it’s possible.
Almighty makes me safe. Finally. Safe from myself and safe from sin’s world of possibility knocking at my doorstep. When I fear, I call out to You as Almighty. I stay here for just a few minutes. And the landscape changes. You, as Almighty, makes me fearless.
Finally, one that breaks the cycle of thoughts long-trapped. I adore You, Almighty One. I stare wide into Your Almighty and I get lost. Can I stay here forever, hiding myself in a love that is strong? And Your reply: yes.
I adore You almighty God.
Photo compliments of Mandie Joy.
**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 — five or 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. Or wait until a Monday and link up to my adoration posts with your own adoration.
I promise your weary soul won’t regret it.
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