Monday, December 19, 2016

O Come Let Us Adore (Worship) Him ~

Vintage Christmas Church Image – Beautiful!

The joyful sounds of Christmas carols being sung at every turn
is sure to bring gladness and joy into our hearts
as we prepare with anticipation the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ.
For myself, this Christmas season has been one where I have yearned 
with-in my own heart to worship the King,
to bow down on bended knee in the presence of His Holiness.
It seems as if daily I find myself humming or singing,
"O come let us adore Him."
I was reading in my Zondervan Pictorial Bible Dictionary
that public worship consisted of ~ preaching ~ reading of Scripture ~
prayer ~ singing ~ baptism ~ the Lord's Supper and alms giving.
"Worship ~ Bow down, when given to God, worship involves an acknowledgement 
of Divine perfections. It may express itself in the form of
direct address, as an adoration or thanksgiving, or in service to God;
and may be private or public.
Worship presupposes that God is, that He can be known by man,
and that His perfections set Him far above man."
I visited a small town near where I live and they were having a sale at their Library;
so of course I wandered towards the area where the old books were located
and came across an old dictionary that was printed in 1931.
I love dictionaries, especially the older ones.
This dictionary speaks well of worship ~
"Adoration, devotion, aspiration, heavenly-mindedness, spiritual-mindedness,
vow, homage, service, kneeling, genuflection, prostration,
prayer, praise, offering, divine service, honor, revere, idolize, admire."
These are just a few of the words used to describe worship in this dictionary.


"Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days
of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem.
Saying, where is he that is born King of the Jews?
for we have seen his star in the east, and are come
to worship him."  (Matthew 2:1-2)
 Christmas has come to mean many things: family, love, gift-giving,
service, celebration, joy, and so much more ~
all are certainly worthy expressions of a multifaceted event;
but as we look to the birth of Jesus, may we not forget
or overlook our worship of the One who is worthy to be praised.
A King worthy of worship has been born, and when Simeon,
the godly saint in Jerusalem who was looking for the Messiah,
first held the baby Jesus in his arms, he blesses (praised) God
in a beautiful prayer of praise. (Luke 2:28-32)
As we look at the first ones in Scripture and their response
when they saw the newborn King,
may we find ourselves like minded bowing down in worship and adoration
of our newborn King, our Savior, Jesus Christ the Lord.
Jesus seeks true worshipers ~
"But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshipers
shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth:
for the Father seeketh such to worship him.
God is a Spirit: and they that worship him
must worship him in spirit and in truth."
(John 4:23-24) 
 Those who are wise still seek and worship Jesus today.


"O come let us worship and bow down:
let us kneel before the Lord our maker."

Dear friends ~ From my heart to yours,
 I wish for you a Christmas filled with the joy of the Lord!
My prayer is that your heart will be filled with the Psalms as you sing unto the Lord
and worship Him, with your whole heart.
Have a most Blessed and Christ centered Christmas ~

Be Joyful!
~ Debbie ~  


NanaDiana said...

I love those old books, too, even the dictionaries! What a beautiful post, Debbie. God bless you and your family during this Holy season-xo Diana

Karen said...

This is so uplifting. Thank you for another wonderful post. I love that verse: Come let us worship and bow down.

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Such a beautiful Christmas post Debbie! May your family Christmas be joyful and blessed.

SpicingUpIdaho said...

This, this post is what Christmas is all about! It is all about HIM! May we worship HIM in all we do, every moment of every day! And may this time of remembering His birth, be one of adoration and worship for the glorious gift He brought to us. My heart is worshiping with you dear Debbie... worshiping our King, and lifting our hearts, minds, and thoughts to Him in praise and adoration. He is so worthy, above all that we could offer, but as the little drummer boy you wrote about, if we offer him our hearts and the best we have, that is what He truly wants from us. Thank you for this beautiful post my friend! May the Lord richly bless and His presence be joy divine with you during the coming days. Hugs and love :)

Kelly @ Homespuns 'n Hayfields said...

Beautifully said Debbie! I'm sure I'll be talking to you at Christmas. I hope you and Randy have a wonderful Christmas together.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

What a beautifully written post, dearest Debbie. I love when you give us definitions of the special words that you use. May you enjoy worshipping Our Savior, especially this week before Christmas. Love and Christmas blessings, sweet friend.

Pom Pom said...

Thank you, Debbie! I hope and pray you are having sweet and peaceful pre-Christmas days!

Cheryl said...

Amen, and amen, sweet sister! My heart echoes everything you said. He is so precious to me, and it seems He grows more so with each passing year. Walking with Him through life is an amazing gift. Sending you love and hugs and many wishes for a blessed Christmas, dear friend. :)

Kim said...

I too love dictionaries; my husband calls me a "word nerd". What a fortuitous find that old dictionary was. Lovely post, Debbie reminding us of many wonderful things. May you have the most joyous Christmas as you celebrate the birth of Jesus. May you worship Him in that glorious wintry landscape of yours. A blessed Christmas to you and yours.

hobbyloes said...

Love to read your wonderful post.
We listen and sing all the Christmas carolls and the children are learning new and modern ones, we learn them too.
But I like the old songs the most.
I love the old dictionairies too, how many words are there for worship,
Whis you and your family many blessings and a joyful Christmas!

Celestina Marie said...

Dear Debbie,
Such a beautiful post perfect for the coming of Christmas and beyond. Thank you for sharing your heart through your wonderful posts.Wishing you and your sweet family a very blessed and Merry Christmas with faith and hope in the new year! Love and joy be yours! xo

NanaNor's said...

Dearest Debbie, May your minutes, hours and days be overflowing with His goodness and grace.
Love this post!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Merry Christmas to you and your sweet family!

Anne Payne said...

Exquisitely said, Debbie! Christmas points to the cross, the whole reason Jesus came down. Worship the One True King, Emmanuel, God with us!

Merry Christmas, my friend!

Pamela M. Steiner said...

"O Come let us adore Him! Christ the Lord!" I love Christmas carols and all the beautiful words of worship and adoration that we sing during this time. Oh, that we would truly bow down and worship Him in spirit and truth. Thank you for these wonderful reminders to Worship the Christ child..the Savior of us all! Merry Christmas!

Marilyn Mathis said...

Lovely post. Thanks for visiting my blog and your sweet comments. Hope you have a very wonderful Christmas and a Christ-filled New Year! Hugs.

Jazzmin said...

Thank you so much for this beautiful post- how it stirred my heart and made me feel even more so the warmth of the love and sacrifice of our Lord and what He means. I loved reading the words in the dictionary that depict worship... how inspiring those words are. I plan to write these in my journal this evening so they will be there always to ponder and pray about because I want to apply them all to my relationship with the Savior.
Also what a blessing it is reading the verses in John that you shared.

Thinking of you and praying that every joy and blessing of this wonderful season is upon you!

Love and blessings,

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