“O come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord our Maker—for He is our God and we are the people of His pasture and the sheep of His Hand. . .”
When we really realize Who He is, this is what we’ll always want to do.
“O come, let us worship and bow down.”
As you sit there, reading these words, what thoughts are filling your mind? Is your mind racing and wandering here-and-there as you think more about what you’ve got to do than why you’re doing what you’re doing right at this moment?
Or, is it early morning and that first cup of coffee isn’t quite waking you up and helping you to concentrate?
If so, stop for a moment. . .close your eyes. . .take a deep breath. . .and “capture your thoughts” (II Cor. 10:5c). Consciously, intentionally, will your mind to “be still and know that He is God” (Ps. 46:10a).
Then, take another deep breath, hold it and slowly release it.
Do it one more time.
Even now His Invitation comes to us in the silence of the moment: “O come. Draw near to Me as I draw near to you. Lay your weary head upon My breast and rest. You’re tired, Pilgrim. So many burdens weighing you down. So many fears filling your heart. Shhh. . .be still. . .and worship.
“Picture yourself bowing down right now before Me on bended knee. Try to picture My royal Throne and flowing, velvety, deep purple, royal Robe covering the Throne. And, as you kneel there, your head bowed and your eyes refusing to even look upward because of My Holiness, you feel Me gently reach down and slowly, tenderly lift your face toward Mine. And, so quickly, tears begin flowing down your cheeks as you see what Noah did that day so long ago. You see Grace. . .pure, unconditional Love. . .and your heart overflows with joy.
“I love you, My child. I’ve always loved you.
“That’s what you hear Me so quietly saying. I’ve known you ever since I formed you in your mother’s womb. I’ve watched you grow up. . .seen your joys. . .and grieved with you when you were so sad over the death of your puppy. I was there in the hospital with you when you were so sick and the funeral home when you were so sad. I was there on your wedding day and rejoiced with you when you crossed the stage and received that long-awaited diploma.
“Yes, I was there. I’ve been there all along. And, I’m there with you right now.
“So commune with Me. Rest in Me. Tell me what’s on your heart and mind. You can trust Me. Yes, I’m a big God, but I’m also your God. And, there’s nothing you’re going to face today that I can’t handle. So, trust Me—I know what I’m doing. I promised I’d take care of You. And, you know I can’t/won’t lie. So rest in Me and worship. Be intoxicated with Me and My Love. This is going to be a good day, I promise. I love you.”
By Tom Smith Morning Manna Dated April 15, 2010