We’ve been created to be responders. I remember my husband being absorbed in a movie one time, I reached over to give him a kiss and … well, a peck without taking his eyes off the TV is not a kiss-kiss. He wasn’t interested in responding to me at the time.
If the Lord has kisses for us…is it possible for us to kiss the Lord?
Hold on to your hats and get ready for a joy explosion:
The Greek word for worship is proskuneo, from pros: toward, and kuneo: to kiss! To worship is to kiss toward. When we worship God… we are sending Him kisses!
The longer I knew my husband, the sweeter his kisses became, because I was growing in my knowledge of what a wonderful, trustworthy, man he was. We have to know the Lord before our worship becomes sweet.
It’s knowing who Jesus is that makes us want to worship.
But wait, there’s more… A kiss is not one-sided. It takes two. We are created to be responders to God. So, if I want to respond with a kiss — how?
Proverbs 24:26 says, “He who gives a right answer kisses the lips.” As I wrote in Kisses Part one, God’s Word is the fruit of His lips. He has the right answer for us and when we return His words back to Him we are responding with a kiss.
When I respond to the circumstances in my life with the Word He has made alive in my heart — I’m sending Him my kisses.
When I worship Him with my whole heart — I’m sending Him my kisses.
Every time I vocalize my gratitude for His presence and blessings in my life — I’m sending Him my kisses.
“Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is the fruit of our lips that give thanks to His name. (Hebrews 13:15 NAS)
One of the first things my kids learned was how to blow a kiss. It was so cute to see them try to blow a kiss hard enough to reach me across the room. We were constantly blowing kisses to each other.
When I’m working around my house and I stop for a second and say, “Lord, I love you,” I like to think I’ve just blown Him a kiss.
I was meditating and praying His Word one day and suddenly a picture filled my thoughts. The Lord was sitting on a stump with His elbows resting on His knees, and He was devouring a great, big, juicy orange.
Then I saw the label on the orange…Sunkist! Of course I thought Son-Kissed.
Just read Psalm 119, and every time you see words like: law, statutes, precepts, commands, decrees, substitute it with “Word”. For example: “With my lips I recount all the law (Word) which come from your mouth.” (Psalm 119: 13)
Corny? No way. These kisses are just the thing we need to keep us going.
And an orange is the perfect image to convey fresh-sweet-delicious-better than wine-fulfilling-drippy joy.