- to love or admire (someone) very much
- to worship or honor as a deity or as divine
- to regard with loving admiration and devotion <adored his wife>
We will rejoice and be glad for you; we will praise your love more than wine. It is only right that they adore you. – Song of Songs 1:4
When the LORD saw that he turned aside to look, God called to him from the midst of the bush and said, “Moses, Moses!” And he said, “Here I am.” Then He said, “Do not come near here; remove your sandals from your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground.” He said also, ” I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.” Then Moses hid his face, for he was afraid to look at God. – Exodus 3:4-6
It is good to praise Yahweh, to sing praise to Your name, Most High, to declare Your faithful love in the morning and Your faithfulness at night, with a ten-stringed harp and the music of a lyre. For You have made me rejoice, LORD, by what You have done; I will shout for joy because of the works of Your hands. How magnificent are Your works, LORD, how profound Your thoughts! – Psalm 92:1-5
No one has seen God at any time; the only begotten God who is in the bosom of the Father, He has explained Him. – John 1:18
- F aith
- A DORATION
- C onfession
- T hanksgiving
- S upplication
Adoration is the act of paying honor to a to someone. In the Scriptures, various forms of adoration are mentioned; e.g., putting off the shoes (Exodus 3:5; Joshua 5:15), bowing the knee (Genesis 41:43), falling prostrate (Exodus 3:5; Genesis 43:26; Daniel 2:46), and kissing (Luke 7:38). (New Unger’s Bible Dictionary)
No words written here could begin to describe the awesome nature of God. Perhaps the most powerful vision in the Scriptures is that of the prophet Ezekiel in the first chapter of the Old Testament book by that name. A million years into eternity will only give us but an initial glimpse of the awesomeness of God’s character. Steep yourself in God’s Word and in prayer, and He will begin to reveal His majesty to you.
Ezekiel gave us one of the most detailed descriptions of deity in his attempt to describe his vision of God in heaven. Click on the following scripture passage to read that account: Ezekiel 1:1-28.
And as dramatic as that description is, Ezekiel was three-times removed from looking on God directly. As he states in verse 28, “…This was the appearance of the form of the Lord’s glory.” Prayer is profound because we pray to such an awesome, indescribable God, even if we see only His glory from a distance while we live on this earth.
So spend time in God’s Word, and shortly you will be awestruck by the wisdom, power and love of the Almighty. Then get on your knees and come boldly before God’s throne of grace. Tell the Almighty God how you adore Him, and your love and adoration for Him will be returned to you a hundredfold.