Inked

Laurel friend texted me yesterday and laughed at how I just bulleted such huge life events in my last blog post. I jokingly replied that I “didn’t even mention the permanent ink on my body” and that it’s really “a side note at this point” compared to everything else that’s been going on.

BUT I’m super excited about this little guy. I have been wanting this particular tattoo for a couple of years now and have been in love ever since I got it.

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Proskuneo (Greek)

-verb-

to worship

to kiss the hand in a token of reverence

to fall upon the knees and touch the ground with the forehead

to kneel and express respect or make supplication

This tattoo perches inside my right wrist to remind me just how small I am.

I am a lowly created being bearing the image of a much greater, perfect Creator. I was made with a bent toward worship, yet often choose to worship things lesser than God’s glory. I pray to be increasingly aware that he is the only one worthy of my heart’s deepest singing.

…they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen.

Romans 1:25 (ESV)

I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.

Romans 12:1 (ESV)

God is in control of every detail of my own life and this world. There is no reason to worry or try to take things into my own hands. My only job is to follow Jesus in bowing when I’ve lost faith and repeating “Your will be done” until my heart is instructed to believe again.

“Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me. Nevertheless, not my will, but yours, be done.”

Luke 22:42 (ESV)

And finally, cultivating a heart of thankfulness, joy, and reverent awe toward my Father is the best thing I can do during my time on this earth. Someday, when this world has passed away, I will spend day after day in perfect worship (finally). What a day that will be!

For while we are in this tent, we groan and are burdened, because we do not wish to be unclothed but to be clothed instead with our heavenly dwelling, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life. Now the one who has fashioned us for this very purpose is God, who has given us the Spirit as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.

2 Corinthians 5: 4-5 (NIV)

Who will not fear, O Lord,
and glorify your name?
For you alone are holy.
All nations will come
and worship you,
for your righteous acts have been revealed.

Revelation 15:4 (ESV)

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