I have an ever present desire to understand and more deeply worship the God who loves me. During Sunday worship last week this word came to mind, adoration. I wanted to be sure of what this word actually means so I looked in the dictionary. I found these words to be most enlightening, “to regard with reverent admiration and devotion.”
I find reverent admiration when I take time to see the wonder of what God has created. A morning walk or an evening stroll always helps me to settle my mind and peruse his wonders. King David wrote in Psalm 8:3-5,
When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him? You made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor
I kindle my devotion when I remember all that God has done for me since I surrendered my life to him. Psalm 103 reminds me that he has forgiven all my sins, and pulled me out of the pit that my life had become. He loves me, and he has satisfied my desires with good things.
Adoration is already a part of my worship when I remember to stop and take the time to think of whom he is and what he has done in my life.