Good morning people who know that God is always worthy of praise
1 Samuel 1:3 NIV Year after year this man (Elkanah) went up from his town to worship and sacrifice to the Lord Almighty at Shiloh, where Hophni and Phinehas, the two sons of Eli, were priests of the Lord.
Certain things go hand in hand – worship and sacrifice are two of these things.
If there is one great battle that faces us all, it is the battle of ‘self’. For some, this battle displays itself as pride, arrogance and a ‘better-than-others’ attitude. It’s all about ‘me’. For others, it appears opposite and can display itself as insecurity, fear and an ‘I’m not good enough’ attitude. But again, (albeit more subtly), it’s still all about ‘me’.
And this is why it often involves a sacrifice to worship and praise God.
Let’s be really honest today: many times we simply don’t feel like it. Busy minds can keep us from stepping into God’s presence with selfless and God-saturated worship and praise.
Yet, maybe that’s exactly where the power is. That which costs us nothing often means nothing. Value is often associated with cost. Just think about the high value we place on the price Jesus Christ paid when He died a cruel death on the cross for us.
I wonder if you and I will set our hearts and minds to worshipping God for His goodness today. It might cost us dearly, but it also might just be where the breakthrough comes from.