O come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the LORD our maker. Psalm 95:6 KJV
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Do we really understand the Omnipotence, the Omnipresence, the glory and the majesty of our Almighty God?
As a young girl, I was taught to reverently approach God in prayer by humbling myself through the positioning of my body with a bowed head, closed eyes, clasped hands, and bended knees. Whether this description causes you to reflect on memories or you are reading this for the first time, this is the positioning of our bodies that David, in the book of Psalms, admonishes us to assume when we approach God in prayer, on bended knees.
Have we absent-mindedly or intentionally forgotten who God is? Have we forgotten who we are in the hierarchy of created beings? If so, we can find the answers in the Word of God-the Bible.
Question: What are mere mortals that you should think about them, human beings that you should care for them? Psalm 8:4 NLT
Answer: For you have made him a little lower than the angels and have crowned him with glory and honour? Psalm 8:5
And all the angels stood around the throne, and the elders, and the four living creatures, and they fell down on their faces before the throne and worshipped God. Revelation 7:11
The angels that are heavenly beings bow before our Majestic God to worship him. We must never think so highly of ourselves that we fail to humbly approach God in our worship to him by the kneeling of our body and the bowing of our head.
There are many individuals who are physically unable to kneel, including me, due to a disability or the aging process. Even so, I took a moment to reflect on my childhood training and bowed my head with closed eyes and clasped hands prior to praying this morning. I can tell you that I experienced a greater outpouring of the Holy Spirit; this was not a figment of my imagination, this was an opportunity for God to take my worship experience to a higher level because I approached him as He rightfully deserves.
Our eyes which enable us to visually take in our surroundings is definitely one of our greatest blessings. However, during the time of our worship experience, while praying, open eyes cause us to see many distractions, which make us lose our focus on God. Guard your mind by shutting out the world, and making your worship a personal one-to-one uplifting experience filled with reverence, praise, and love for the God that you adore.
As soldiers in God’s army, we are obligated to give our Creator and Commander honor through the recognition of his Omnipotence. Today commit yourself wholly to God by approaching him on bended knee every opportunity you can.
We can and should worship God outside of our home environment. Whether we are at work, or in our vehicles if a situation presents with stressors that disturb your peace of mind, stop and take a 5-minute break if driving find a place to pull over and prepare yourself for prayer with a bowed head and closed eyes. Allow the Holy Spirit to completely fill you and the stressors of the environment will have no impact on your life.
Attention! Soldiers, drop to bended knees!
Approach God on bended knees and your testimony will forever be: O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Psalm 8:9
Bible Reading: Psalm 8
Prayer for today: Dear God, How majestic is your name in all the earth! We ask forgiveness for not giving you the reverence that you rightfully deserve. Yes, you have created us in your image, but we are not demigods, which are a figment of someone’s imagination. We are dust that you formed into humanity, it is you who has breathed the breath of life into us, and for that, we are grateful for your love. We are thankful that we are allowed to reverently approach you through prayer. We are thankful that you love us by giving us your grace and mercy and all we have to do is have the faith to accept your sacrifice and your plan of salvation. From this day forward, we commit our lives to you by humbly accepting your will for our lives. We ask this prayer in the worthy name of Jesus. Amen.
© Sonya Johnson Ruiz 2019