Posture of Worship
"Then the man knelt low, worshiped the Lord." Genesis 24:26
For going on seven years now I have struggled to be good at yoga. I was told by many of my spine specialists over all these years that yoga helps alleviate inflammation that I carry throughout my body. I have learned the posture of holding different poses and how each pose will strengthen different areas of my body. From Downward Dog, to Child Pose, to Triangle, to The Tree. The one thing I love about yoga is the discipline of quiet concentration and calm breathing that it requires to move my body into certain positions.
When we were students we adapted ourselves in the beginning of each new year. If we obeyed our teachers, listened during class and studied at night the possibilities of succeeding was that much higher. Now I wasn't the best student but I loved the beginning of a new year. New clothes, new school supplies, new books and a fresh new slate to start the year off right. By being in the right posture sets us up for success.
As a very young mom I worked hard to adapt to the posture of motherhood. I desperately wanted to find the posture that was required of me to be the best. I sought advice and support in my family and church to know how to be a good mama. I watched others who I counted as successful in this field to know and learn the ends and outs of teaching and training and guiding with a mother's heart.
There are so many different postures we have to adapt to all throughout our lives. From wives to daughters to employees. We conform ourselves into the role of leaders, caretakers, friends, and church members.
The above scripture shows us how to have a posture of worship. Just like this servant ask God for an answer to his prayer and when God answered he immediately bowed low and worshipped Him, which should always be the posture of God's people.
"In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you."
(1 Thess. 5:18)
I love you & He loves you more!
Lord, Please give us a posture of worship. May it be the posture we long to hold before any other. May we always be at the ready to fall to our knees in reverent praise to You. In Jesus' name. Amen.