Five Minute Friday – Adore

by | Dec 18, 2014 | Five Minute Friday

It’s that time of week again, Five Minute Friday! (I know, it’s Thursday but it when I write my Five Minute Friday post.)

It’s when a bunch of us gather together and have fun on Twitter, we free-write for five minutes on a one-word prompt and share what we’ve come up with at Kate Motaung’s place. Then the encouragement begins! I love these friends of mine… none I’ve ever met in person! It’s one of my favorite things all week! Come check it out.

I invite you to give it a try. If you don’t have a blog, feel free to write your five minutes below in the comments section. You might just enjoy it as much as I do.

This week’s word:

–ADORE–

Go.

 

Adore.

As soon as I read this week’s word, I began singing throughout my home,

“O come let us adore Him,

O come let us adore Him,

O come let us adore Him, Christ The Lord.”

O come let us adore himI thought maybe my son and husband would join in. After all, we had just returned from our son’s school holiday choir concert, and songs about Jesus (yes, in a public school!) were fresh in our heads. But I was wrong. I sang it solo at the top of my lungs.

I love this beautiful hymn.

What does it mean to adore Him?

Dictionary.com defines it as:

to regard with the utmost esteem, love, and respect; honor.

to pay divine honor to; worship.

Do I adore Jesus? Really? I say I do, but do I? Do I always esteem Him, love, respect and honor Him?

Do I pay divine honor to Him and worship Him? Every day of this life I live? Or only when I feel like it, or only when I sing this song at the top of my lungs?

Hmmm…

I think I can do better.

How different my life would be if I lived to honor and worship Jesus every moment of every day. Too many times I get too focused on me… my needs, my wants, my life. I’d say it’s about time to forget about me. The song isn’t, “O come let us adore Julie.”

After all, it’s one week until we’ll celebrate the birth of my Savior. Let us adore Him!

Adore. What a perfect word to snap me back into where my focus needs to be, not only during this season, but in each day of my life.

Stop.

 

I pray we live to adore Him, not only in the next week, but in the days, in the months, and in the years to come! Oh, and I just heard my son singing this song from his bathroom. Made me smile!

Merry Christmas, friend!

Blessings to you!

Julie

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21 Comments

  1. Tara

    Julie, I think I can do better too! Thanks for the reminder of what Advent and Christmas are truly about. I forget sometimes!

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    • Julie Lefebure

      Tara, I forget too! Glad we are in this together and can remind each other. Many blessings to you today!

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  2. Karen Brown

    Yes! The word alone commands that we shift our focus. Adore. This line is beautiful: “Adore. What a perfect word to snap me back into where my focus needs to be, not only during this season, but in each day of my life.” Loved this!

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    • Julie Lefebure

      Thanks, Karen. It’s such a special time of year to draw close to our Savior. I desire for us all to focus on Him, but so much of the world pulls our attention away. Glad we can help each other stay on track! Thanks for doing that for me. God bless you, friend!

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  3. Anita Ojeda

    That song popped into my head, too :). And you’re right. We need to take more time throughout EACH day to worship, adore, love and esteem the Creator and Savior of the universe. Hugs to you, my friend! Have a wonderful Christmas (and keep singing–even if no one joins in 😉 ).

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    • Julie Lefebure

      Anita, I just love your heart. I wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas as well. I’ll keep singing! Do the same, friend. Blessings!

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  4. Bethany Boring

    That is the very song I thought of too! And yes…I do admit I sing loudly, in my house…with my kids…yes… I could relate well with you tonight! Thanks my FMF friend!

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    • Julie Lefebure

      I think many of us were thinking of this song. Love it when we can “let is all hang out” with our families at home. Blessings to you, dear friend!

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  5. Marisa

    I love that you posted the definition of adore. It really helps put into perspective the words we use to describe something. I think we all probably started to sing that lovely hymn and I am happy your son decided to join in, bathroom singing is the best 😀 Praying you all have a wonderful Christmas full of Christ and renewed feelings of adoration for Him.

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    • Julie Lefebure

      Marisa, I’m praying the same for you! And yes, bathroom singing is the best! Blessings!

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  6. Andrew Budek-Schmeisser

    I love Adeste Fidelis, too. I can hear Pavarotti singing it, and there are times I think it’s rather cool that I may get to go down the same way he did. Being up against the wall makes you think weird things, I guess.

    But I do wonder…I think a large part of it IS “come let us adore Julie”. Or Andrew, for that matter. (Yes, or you, Bella!)

    God became man out of adoration for us, as individuals, and reinforced that thirty years later by telling us to love Him with all our heart…and to love our neighbors AS ourselves.

    Not more, but not less, and the connection with the first Great Commandment does seem to imply a similar wholeheartedness.

    God is not Mussolini, preening on his Roman balcony, Duce for the purpose of feeding his own ego.

    Rather, our God will have seats at the 50-yard-line, cheering on Peyton Manning.

    He was in the audience at The Voice finale, applauding, whistling, and stomping His feet for the dude who won.

    The best gift we can give our Lord is to accept the gift He gave us…life in Him, and the full, unstinted enjoyment of that life.

    And our place in it.

    You can be He is singing “come let adore JULIE”.

    I hope you have a wonderful Christmas – and that your new job is everything you wanted.

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    • Andrew Budek-Schmeisser

      Fingers fast, brain slow.

      Second to last line, meant to say, “You can bet…”, not the puzzling “You can be…”

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    • Julie Lefebure

      Thanks, Andrew. Good thoughts here. Have a wonderful Christmas too! Tell Bella hi! 🙂

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  7. Holly Barrett

    Praying that this season of adoration continues all year long. Great post, Julie!

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    • Julie Lefebure

      Amen, Holly! That’s our desire, isn’t it?! God bless you, friend!

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  8. Amy P Boyd

    I think that song must have popped in all of our heads when we saw the prompt. It is sad that this season is the only time I really think about adoring Him. I agree that my life would be so different if I focused on adoring Him thoughout the year, each day.

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    • Julie Lefebure

      I agree with you, Amy. May we intentionally adore Him all year long! Merry Christmas, dear friend. Much love to you!

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  9. Farin Vazquez

    Well, no one will always esteem Him, love, respect and honor Him. We are selfish and self-centered. To adore, all the time, is impossible for us. But, with anyone that you love, you can adore, as much as you can. And being Christians, we love him more than anything else. Great post 🙂

    Farin
    http://farinvazquez.blogspot.com

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    • Julie Lefebure

      Thank you, Farin. God bless you. May we do what we can to adore Him!

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  10. Sandra

    Great post Julie!!! Every day of our life we have to adore him and no one else!!! Thank you!!!!

    Reply

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