I am so grateful you are taking the time to visit my blog. My prayer and hope is that my posts encourage you and make your heart swell with the realization of how much your Father is fighting for you and loves you.
For Christmas, your Father gave you life. Forgiveness. Love. Mercy. Grace. All in a lovable bundle of a baby. Your Savior.
It is an incredible fall to your knees kind of gift. One that will never be beat and never be taken away. It simply is the greatest gift of all.
It is a lot to take in though. You have this immaculate gift offered to you-the gift of a Savior. A Savior that loves you. Cherishes you. And saved you. It is the most selfless and life-changing gift ever received, but what now? How can you repay or simply receive such an extravagant gesture of love?
You can adore Him.
The wise men bowed before Him and gazed at Him. Mary caressed Him. She held Him tight and rocked Him to the rhythm of her beating heart. Joseph protected Him and watched Him grow into a man. They simply adored Him.
How hard could it be to adore a precious baby- one that was sent to save the world?
But now we are left with no sweet baby to fixate over. Instead, we have the Word that is powerful and full of truth, but one that can’t transform itself into a seven-pound bundle of sweetness. Adoring Him just doesn’t come as easily without the chubby cheeks and the squishy toes.
What I have come to find out though, is that adoring Him doesn’t just come in the form of smelling His sweet baby smell and gazing at his toothless grin. No, adoration is so much more than just looking at something while your heart swells with emotion. To adore means to worship.
To worship Him. Our Savior. Emmanuel. The King of Kings. Lord of Lords. Creator of the heavens and the earth.
It is in this season, this time of unbridled joy and immense celebration, we rejoice in His birth. And in this rejoicing we are called to adore Him. To worship Him.
The most honoring thing we can do through our worship is bring glory to His name.
Glory that speaks of His love, reflects His kindness, and models his mercy.
He gave us the gift of life and fully deserves our utmost praise and song.
One of the most powerful ways we can worship Him is by being obedient. Obedient to what He has placed on our hearts. Obedient to love the people He is calling us to love and do the things He is calling us to do.
Obedience is an act of worship. An act of adoration. One that brings glory to His name and further builds His kingdom.
This season, we can adore Him in the most real of ways. Rather than do our best to imagine and worship a sweet baby and the love beaming from His soul, we can be the love. We can worship Him by loving the people He has placed in our path, and by being obedient to the task He has given us.
Are you called to forgive that person? To pick up the phone and mend the relationship that has caused you so much pain? To give up that one thing that is putting a barrier between you and your Father? To lay down your worries at His throne? To begin pursuing Him more intentionally? To put your spouse before yourself? To proclaim His name even when you will be looked down upon for it?
What is it that He is calling you to do? How can you adore Him by honoring Him through your actions and words? How can you celebrate the birth of our Savior in your life?
We were given the most priceless and selfless gift that could ever be given, and now we must respond. We must love in the way He loved us by sending His son. Serve in the way He served. And forgive in the way He forgives.