Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

Bowing Before Jesus

Philippians 2:8-11 (HCSB)
     8 He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death— even to death on a cross. 9 For this reason God highly exalted Him and gave Him the name that is above every name, 10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow— of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth—11 and every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father

Heavenly Father it is with deepest gratitude that I come before you in loving and willing obedience, bowing before Jesus. With all of my heart and soul I want to honor Him as King of Glory and King of Kings. His majesty is without precedent or parallel. The astonishing contrast of His heavenly crowns: (“…on his head are many diadems….” Revelation 19:12 ESV) expressing His divinity, and His earthly crown of thorns: (“….the soldiers twisted together a crown of thorns and put it on his head….. John 19:2 (ESV)) expressing His humility. 

Heavenly Father, Your beloved Son Jesus, has earned by His suffering and sacrifice on the cross the recognition and honor due to Him as sovereign Lord and Savior of all who believe in Him.

How true is Revelation 5:11-14 (NLT)11 Then I looked again, and I heard the voices of thousands and millions of angels around the throne and of the living beings and the elders. 12 And they sang in a mighty chorus: “Worthy is the Lamb who was slaughtered— to receive power and riches and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and blessing.” 13 And then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea. They sang: “Blessing and honor and glory and power belong to the one sitting on the throne and to the Lamb forever and ever.” 14 And the four living beings said, “Amen!” And the twenty-four elders fell down and worshiped the Lamb. “

Dear Father, the song “Here I am to Worship” by Terry MacAlmon, moves me to sing with tears of gratitude:

King of all days
oh, so highly exalted
Glorious in heaven above
Humbly You came
To the earth You created
All for love's sake became poor

Here I am to worship,
Here I am to bow down,
Here I am to say that You're my God
You're altogether lovely
Altogether worthy,
Altogether wonderful to me


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