Tonight I was shutting off the light and drawing the curtain so I could open the window. There was a cool breeze and it felt nice to have fresh air gently filling the room.
As I opened the window I noticed another window across the way from my own. The curtain was drawn back like mine. A faint light revealed that someone was there.
I recognized the older woman who came out in the mornings to tend her flowers. She was a tiny little lady with a meek and generous smile. We’d never talked, but there was a pleasant exchange between us.
Tonight she was on her knees with hands lifted high. I was immediately impressed. She had to be uncomfortable. She was not young.
It was obvious she was unaware that I saw her. I didn’t want to invade her privacy but I was fascinated by what I saw. The sight stirred and humbled me.
I snatched another peek. Her arms gently swayed. She was obviously adoring someone who was fully present to her.
A song of thanksgiving rose to my lips. I got down on my own knees and began thanking Father. How could I not join the attribution to the One I knew worthy of such adoration?
We are created to worship and adore the One who breathed life into our being.
King David nailed it in Psalm 22:3, “God inhabits the praises of His people.”
It’s true! As we humble ourselves unto Him, we find His presence. Here we experience purpose and satisfaction far beyond earthly concerns.
God is looking for true worshippers who worship in spirit and truth. It is a beautiful sight to see God being adored simply and unashamedly in the quiet of the night.
I thought about my husband and my kids on bended knees. I envisioned my friends and family members bowing low in secret places before the Lord. I considered the persecuted worshipping in chains and dark places.
Whether or not we realize it, we all lift our hands to something or someone. We pray in need, and we pray in adoration.
Tonight I am reminded to pray for all who have yet to seek and find the face of Jesus. I am also thanking Father for all who have found Him -that we would shine like beacons in the night drawing deeper into His presence in such a way that provokes others to seek Him for themselves.
For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God.
Consider that wherever you are, on your knees is the most powerful and fulfilling place to be.