As I read through the book of Leviticus, I realize that God is a very detailed God. He gives us details for a reason. And since the garden of Eden, I realize although God gives us the power of choice, he already makes clear that disobedience comes with consequence.
Just like our own children, we need guidelines. I'm glad he didn't leave us in the dark about things such as offerings. Even though Jesus paid the price for our sins as the ultimate sacrifice, we still owe God the sacrifice of our praise. I know that praise is hard because our flesh is stubborn and self centered. So when I find my flesh feeling heavy and my hands are reluctant to go up, I know that my sacrifice is probably tainted. Anger, gossip, envy, malice and all those ungodly feelings cause our sacrifices of praise to have spots and blemishes. At that point we are unable to worship God in spirit and truth. I've had to close my eyes and wrestle many times in prayer as I'm attempting to praise. "Lord, whatever this is in my heart that is causing me to not fully submit to you take it away. Give me a clean heart in Jesus name!!" How do I know my prayers work? Depending on how deep the resentment or whatever it is I'm going through is, whether it takes a minute or the whole worship service, it usually ends in me flowing with tears and a major load/burden lifted from my spirit.
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The following is for my own accountability. Those of you who wish to join me feel free. You can never get enough spiritual food...ENJOY!!! This is the first year I'm reading the Word cover to cover. If I can read a 500 page novel in a week, surely I can read my 2200 pg bible in 52 weeks!! Daily reading schedule example:
1st of the month read:
~*Proverbs and Psalms read ENTIRELY by the end of each month*~
Before I begin my study I make sure my heart is right with prayer and worship.
I ask Him to give me Wisdom, Understanding, Knowledge and Discernment.
If He leads me somewhere else before I actually study...so be it...I want more of HIM
FAITH COMES BY HEARING
AND HEARING BY THE WORD OF GOD
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|CHILDREN ARE A HERITAGE|
UNTO THE LORD
IF YOU NEED SOMEONE TO AGREE WITH YOU IN PRAYER
PUT IT IN THE COMMENT BOX
HIT ME UP ON F BOOK
WHERE TWO OR MORE ARE GATHERED TOGETHER IN HIS NAME
HE IS IN THE MIDST!!!!
stay in the Word