How would you feel if your husband came home from work today, wrapped you up in his arms and genuinely and sincerely whispered into your ear that he truly believed you were the mother of all mothers, the wife of all wives, the woman of all women? Would you not grow weak in the knees a bit? Would your heart not swell with his adoration of you? Just imagine if your husband really thought you were all that?!?!
Yesterday morning I was taking a shower (I'm tellin' ya! That's when God always seems to speak the loudest! Maybe because that's when it's the quietest!), and I was 'praying', if that's what you'd like to call it. Just sending up simple thank you's, unflowery "I love You, Lord"s, and unlofty "You are so good, God"s. The phrase "King of kings; Lord of lords" popped into my head and immediately after, that still small voice. "In all of history, there have been 100's of thousands of kings, both literal kings and figurative kings (surely YOU have put something on the throne of YOUR heart a time or two). And there have been just as many, if not more, lords, again both literal and figurative (as I have placed things on the throne of my heart, I have also served unworthy lords, usually titled "Lord Self"). But of all the kings and all the lords of the world, both past, present, and future, some good, some grand, some wretchedly evil, NONE compare to Me." You know when your spirit nods it's head in agreement? Mine was nodding vigorously at this point! He really is King of all kings and Lord of all lords. The kindest of kings, the wisest of lords, they just cannot even compare to Him.
When I say, from my heart, that phrase to the Lord, "You are King of kings and Lord of lords", it does not come to Him as some Christian cliche, some phrase from a worn out worship song. It comes to Him just as if Craig were to come home to me and tell me that in all the world, in all of history, he could not find a wife/mother/woman like me. When I adore the Lord with such words, "You are King of kings and Lord of lords", His royal heart swells with my love and reverence and praise. Duh! Why haven't I realized that before!!!!
Well, Lord, You really are King of kings and Lord of lords! With all my heart, I really know that You are all that....and more!
P.S. Someday, in my spare time (hee hee), I'm going to write a book, a collection of all the insights God gives me in the shower. I'm going to title the book, "Water-Soaked Epiphanies". Want a signed copy? :)