…and His voice as the sound of many waters. Revelation 1:15**
There is a washing that comes with Your Words over me. They cleanse. You cleanse when You speak.
Words of life replace words which have tainted, torn and broken. I need words that wash. Your voice, moving from outside to in — working its way in — heals. “And the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” That Word, by His life then, and by Your voice now, covers. It sweeps. It cools. It restores.
I worship You, God whose voice is active and living.
Parts of me I didn’t know were dirty come clean in the face of the God-Man whose voice purifies. How can I not want to come here, hour-by-hour, minute-by-minute? You purge and I come alive. You speak over, around and into the deep I didn’t even know I had. You call me forth, up and out of me and into You.
I adore You, oh God, whose voice forms the swirl that is my adventure. Living and active Word, makes me living and active. It offers hope for every single parched part of my life. I adore You, living Word, living water.
You launder me and I get a taste of fresh, new. Every time I come to You, every single time, I receive just what I needed.
Never-failing God, Your voice awakens me.
I love You.
**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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