Altar of our hearts
Psalm 51:17 NKJV
King David offered sacrificially at the altar of the Lord and I believe God wants us to offer our heart as an altar of worship, praise, compassion, affection etc. Our heart is the channel through which God can love the world.
The scripture says in Psalm 51:17 NKJV “The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, A broken and a contrite heart— These, O God, You will not despise.” So, whatever we do must be from a contrite heart. Heart that is pliable, teachable, and obedient to the instructions of the Lord. And king David modelled this. He accepted his sin and was willing to do all it takes to reconcile with God.
A truly sacrificially living, is from a heart that is pure and holy and this is only possible by accepting what Jesus Christ did on the cross of Calvary. He died and bled for the remission of our sins and gave us a new life. And we’ve seen this manifested in the lives of men and women who walked through the door of Betel, one of the charities we partner with who were broken, abandoned, battered with issues of life but the pure love of Christ they received through Betel played a major part in their life transformation which enabled them to live the life God intended for them.
Today, let’s give our hearts to God in pure worship, let’s allow the precious blood of Jesus Christ cleanse us from all impurities and let’s allow God’s love to flow to and through us.
My Heavenly Father, here I am before you knowing your perfect love has brought me to my knees. Cleanse me from all my sins and renew a loyal spirit within me. Let your love flow to and through me so I may love others with a genuine heart.
Is your heart in alignment with the word of God
Is your giving from a pure heart?
How can the love of God flow through you to others?