The Habit of Adoration & GraceFull Tuesday Link-Up

Happy Tuesday, friends! I am back from Spain, and it was a truly wonderful week of beautiful scenery, all the gorgeous cultural and historical sights, and tons of good food. I will be writing a post on this soon. Yet for today, I wanted to discuss something that has been on my mind lately: the habit of adoration.

The Habit of Adoration

“Everything finds its way to the doorstep of praise.” (Eugene Peterson)

What if praise — therefore, the adoration of God — is the key to developing a relationship with God? As believers, we have this list of things we need to do to connect with God. We know we need to pray at all times, and that we should read the Bible on a daily basis. Yet, I am finding that these can become routine. Which is a good thing, in a way. But that does not exactly cultivate your relationship with the Lord.

One thing that can bring us closer to the Lord? Is praise. We fix our eyes on what God has done, and we praise Him for it. We praise Him for all the good that He has done. And for all the good that He is doing. As we learn to take up the habit of adoration and pouring out praise, it will take more space in the folds of our hearts. Praise will start to echo in our souls as we carry on through the days. After all, out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.

Soon adoration will grace our conversations. We simply cannot not talk about God and praise Him.

And so this adoration is not only for us; but it is for others as well. Timothy Keller put it this way. Just think of the way we recommend a book or a movie to a friend. It’s not just because we adore that thing. Rather, we recommend it to our friends because in our minds, it’s their loss if they do not experience it.

Friend, there is something so beautiful and wonderful about listening to someone talk about how amazing God is. About what He has done, all the miracles He has done. When we do that, we will encourage others to do the same: to look at God and be filled with awe.

 

GraceFull Tuesday Link-Up

GraceFull Tuesday Link-Up

It is time for our link-up once again. As you are leaving a link to your blog post here, remember to visit other people’s post as well. Leave a note of grace and encourage one another.


 

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14 Comments

  1. Adoration – it’s the initial posture of our prayers as laid out in the Lord’s prayer; it shifts our focus; it humbles us; it removes cynicism; it yields greater love.

    1. So true! Isn’t that what we all need to be reminded of so often, to shift our focus from ourselves to Jesus. 🙂 Thank you stopping by here today! God bless you!

    1. Thank you, Donna! It is so true, though, isn’t it — what is in our hearts will come out in our speech. Which is a wonderful reason to fill our hearts with praise and adoration. 🙂 Thank you for stopping by here today!

  2. I love how you put this! It makes it so easy to understand the importance of sharing our faith and why we share our faith. Thank you!

    1. Thank you so much, Emily! Thinking about this sure encouraged me to fill my heart with praise and to share it with others. Thank you for stopping by here today! God bless you!

  3. Welcome back Ronja – your trip sounds amazing! and just the vacation you needed after accomplishing so much and graduating. I love this line you wrote ” Praise will start to echo in our souls as we carry on through the days. After all, out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.” So so true. Blessings and have a wonderful week. Thanks for the link up

  4. “Everything finds its way to the doorstep of praise.” (Eugene Peterson) Love the reminders!

  5. Hi Ronja,
    Lovely finding you & your link up, visiting from Recharge Wednesday. But have left “Relationships” with you.

    Praise is so important in our relationship with the Father, your correct it breaks us out of the rut of complacency.

    You’re welcome to drop by for a cup of inspiration anytime!
    Jennifer

  6. I love this! Since having my daughter I have found a new meaning to the phrase “faith like a child”. She is always filled with such wonder and adoration for the world around her. I think that’s exactly the type of adoration we want and need to have towards God. Thanks for the reminder!